Tag Archives: Life

The Circle of Life — in Stop-Motion

A short film explores the relationship between life and death

The circle of life happens all around us every moment. And yet it’s a difficult concept to think about on a daily basis. The stages of youth, old age, death, decomposition and rebirth happen so slowly that we rarely notice them … Continue reading

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Anthony Doerr’s “The Deep” Challenges Stereotypes Surrounding Terminal Illness

Doerr’s award winning short story emphasizes the importance of embracing all that life has to offer

While finishing up a contemporary short story class this semester, I came across a piece of fiction that has since nestled itself deeply into my consciousness. The story, which I found in Ben Marcus’s book “New American Stories,” is by American … Continue reading

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“It is often said that before you die your life passes before your eyes. It is in fact true. It’s called living.”

- Terry Pratchett
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“My Last Days” Tells The Stories of People With Terminal Illness

The documentary series emphasizes life much more than the prospect of death

The cable network The CW has an online documentary series called “My Last Days.” It tells the stories of people living with terminal illness. But it is much more about life than the subjects’ impending deaths. One episode focuses on … Continue reading

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How Can People Become Organ Donors?

An Interview with Deanna Santana, Part Two

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Deanna Santana, the director of public relations for Sierra Donor Services. SDS is a nonprofit organization located in Sacramento, California that coordinates organ and tissue donations in parts of Northern California and Nevada. Her inspiring story … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Tuesdays with Morrie” by Mitch Albom

Albom’s touching tribute exemplifies life’s priorities, and what it means to be human

Do you ever dream of going back to school? As someone who loves learning, I am dreading my approaching college graduation. But one of the most valuable lessons I have learned in my life is that we never really stop … Continue reading

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