Tag Archives: Death of a Father

“The Living Years” by Mike & The Mechanics

Song reminds us to reconcile with our parents while they're still alive

“The Living Years” by Mike & The Mechanics is as potent a reminder as any to make peace with our parents while we still have the benefit of connecting in the embodied world. The singer expresses regret at not having … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Fatherless Daughter Project: Understanding Our Losses and Reclaiming Our Lives”

A book for women who have lost their fathers due to death, divorce, neglect or abandonment

Building on interviews with more than 5,000 women who have lost their fathers due to death, divorce, neglect or abandonment, authors Denna Babul, R.N., and Karin Luise, Ph.D. examine the effects of that very particular loss in their moving book … Continue reading

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When A Daughter Has Had More Than Enough of Her Father – Even in Death

We reprint a New York Times story from the Metropolitan Diary Column

Dear Diary: My sister and I were tending plants at her Manhattan community garden when a woman approached and asked whether the ashes of her recently deceased father might be spread in the garden. Before my sister had a chance … Continue reading

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Memorial Music: “Dance with my Father” by Luther Vandross

A bittersweet song about a family remembering and mourning the loss of a father and a husband

Losing someone with whom you were extremely close to is never easy. It will stick with you for the rest of your life. As some of you may have seen in other articles on the site, such as our review … Continue reading

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“I Am Breathing”: A Man’s Battle Against Motor Neurone Disease

Morag McKinnon's documentary follows the final months Neil Platt's life with the radically degenerative, fatal illness

  I Am Breathing (2013) is an intimate documentary on architect Neil Platt’s final year of living with motor neurone disease (MND). Platt’s friend and director Morag McKinnon started the project in 2008 with the hopes of chronicling Platt’s experience … Continue reading

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