Monthly Archives: June 2011

Why didn’t she seem to grieve?

Every once in a while I will hear the question posed in the title above and up till recently I did not have a particularly good answer. I had been taught through the writings of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and others that … Continue reading

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The “L” in “Love”

Last night I watched “Into the Woods”, Steven Sondheim’s amazing nursery rhyme musical. He captures in that story, the weird complexity of life and hopes and wishes and unintended consequences. The music, the words resonate with me and they have … Continue reading

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George Bonnano–New Views on Grief and Grieving

This video runs quite long (16 minutes), but it provides a thorough overview of George Bonnano’s research on grief and grieving. He does not see the traditional “stages” which popular culture has adapted. People do experience great pain and a … Continue reading

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Arlington National Cemetery App

Arlington National Cemetery is impressive and solemn and grand. I have visited several times over the years and I never come away less than impressed by the size and precision and beauty of the place. I wish I could say … Continue reading

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Shawn P. Sloan

The Rhode Island Professional Firefighters Pipes and Drums came to our Robeson Street facility yesterday in honor of Shawn P. Sloan. A beautiful tribute, please watch.

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Liturgy Controversy Doesn’t Affect Funerals

The New York Times ran an article in April about brewing controversies over the revised Catholic liturgy which begins use this Advent season. I understand both sides of the arguments and respect the philosophies involved, but from a purely practical … Continue reading

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