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Room for Grace

A year ago today, I lost one of my closest friends in a terrible car accident.

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Etiquette: Grieving for an Audience

Grief is a complicated issue. I work in the death industry, and I view the tangible representations of grief every day. (In other words, I look at caskets. A lot.)

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Judging Grief

When the death of Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs was announced last week, remembrances and outpourings of grief quickly commenced. And, almost as quickly, criticism followed. Not criticism of Steve Jobs (although there was plenty of that even before his death), but criticism of the way people were expressing their grief. It seemed […]