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  • J-Stacknik wrote a new blog post: Men and Mourning   2 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    Thumbnail Men and women grieve differently. Women are more open and look for comfort while men tend to hold their grief inside. Some people show their grief after something tragic happens, such as a death of a loved one, and some keep their grief private and to themselves. The latter is what appears to be the [...]

  • J-Stacknik wrote a new blog post: Epitaphs From the Famous and not so Famous   10 months, 3 weeks ago · View

    Thumbnail Many celebrities who have passed away wanted a funny epitaph engraved on their tombstones. If you have ever visited a cemetery you will notice that on some headstones there is more than the name of the deceased, their date of birth and date of death. Some have a little saying or quote known as an [...]

  • J-Stacknik wrote a new blog post: Bingo’s “Lick It List”   1 year, 8 months ago · View

    Thumbnail On Tuesday September 18th, 2012 Bingo passed away. Bingo not only served a purpose to Cole and the Hein family but she touched thousands of people’s hearts around the world. In the words of Cole, who probably knew Bingo the best: ”Bingo will go to heaven on a marshmallow cloud that will have a chocolate water slide [...]

  • J-Stacknik wrote a new blog post: Andy Griffith Laid to Rest Just Hours After Passing   1 year, 9 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Although Andy Griffith made his acting debut in the movie  A Face In The Crowd in 1957, he became popular for his television roles. First in the series that bore his name,  TheAndy Griffith Show (1960-68) which was a comedy and again in the legal drama,  Matlock (1986-95). He was born in Mount Airy, North Carolina, the only child [...]

  • J-Stacknik wrote a new blog post: Crazy Coffins – It’s All About What You Want   1 year, 11 months ago · View

    Thumbnail There is a company in England that will custom make a coffin for you. There is no limit to what they will do, and some of these coffins are quite unique and involved, from a replica of the Orient Express to a biodegradable ballerina’s slipper, a cell phone, guitar, wine cork, and even a skateboard. [...]

  • J-Stacknik wrote a new blog post: Frank and Herbie – A Little Love Story   1 year, 11 months ago · View

    Thumbnail For five decades Frank Knight protected Herbie from disease and from a life of becoming someone’s furniture. Herbie, as Frank affectionately nicknamed him, was a 217 year old elm tree. Frank, who graduated with a degree in forestry, was a pulpwood and timber dealer, who in 1956, volunteered to be the Town of Yarmouth, Maine’s [...]

  • J-Stacknik wrote a new blog post: Last Dance for the Queen Of Disco Donna Summer 1948 – 2012   1 year, 11 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Donna Summer, the Queen of Disco died on May 17th, 2012 after losing her battle with cancer. She was one of the most successful recording artists of the 1970s and 1980s during the heyday of the disco era. With hits like Love To Love You Baby , Hot Stuff , Bad Girl , Last Dance and She Works Hard For The Money , Summers dominated [...]

  • J-Stacknik wrote a new blog post: Jai Pausch – Dream New Dreams: Reimagining My Life After Loss   1 year, 11 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Jai Pausch was the wife of Randy Pausch , the Carnegie Mellon University computer science professor, who inspired millions with his last lecture. Randy had pancreatic cancer and was dying, and he held a lecture at Carnegie Mellon called The Last Lecture , it was recorded and became a youtube hit viewed by over 15 million people to date. [...]

  • J-Stacknik wrote a new blog post: Randy Pausch – The Last Lecture   1 year, 11 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Here is a hypothetical question: What would you say if you knew you were going to die and had a chance to sum up everything that was most important to you? An old age question that had been posed to the annual speaker of a lecture series at Carnegie Mellon University, Dr. Randy Pausch, who [...]

  • J-Stacknik wrote a new blog post: GPS For The Soul: An App for Better Living   1 year, 12 months ago · View

    Thumbnail When asked two years ago to give thought on what would be the next big thing on the internet, Arianna Huffington, publisher of the online news agency Huffington Post , off the top of her head said that she would like to see an app created that would gauge the state of your mind, body, and spirit, [...]

  • J-Stacknik wrote a new blog post: Rock Legend Levon Helm Loses Battle with Cancer   1 year, 12 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Levon Helm, died with his wife Sandy and daughter Amy at his side on April 19th 2012. Levon Helm, who was a multi-instrumentalist, lead/back-up vocalist and drummer for The Band, died on April 19, 2012 after battling cancer. He was 71. Helm was known for his deeply soulful, country-accented voice. That voice was featured on [...]

  • J-Stacknik wrote a new blog post: Gabrielle Giffords’ Road To Recovery   2 years ago · View

    Thumbnail As most politicians know the job of representing the people who vote for them isn’t easy. It’s a job that requires a lot of work, comes with a lot of criticism, and gives out few rewards. Some politicians have even give their life for their constituents, in the course of their jobs. In the case [...]

  • J-Stacknik wrote a new blog post: Blogging Your Death   2 years ago · View

    Thumbnail Derek Miller was a writer and editor with a degree in marine biology. He wrote about his death in between posting stories on music, photography and pop culture. “Here it is. I’m dead.” this is how Derek Miller’s last blog post started. Derek Miller was one of the best known and earliest bloggers in Vancouver. [...]

  • J-Stacknik wrote a new blog post: Zack’s Story Created Zack’s Dream Room   2 years ago · View

    Thumbnail On March 10, 2011, the world lost a very inspirational little boy, Zack Hamilton. He was bright eyed, smiling and had a particular fondness for the Sesame Street character, Elmo. Zack was born in September 2007 with a congenital heart defect known as Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Drainage (TAPVD). At two and a half weeks old, [...]

  • J-Stacknik wrote a new blog post: ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’ Composer Dies   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    Thumbnail One word sums up the work of songwriter Robert B. Sherman, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. He wrote that famous song for the Disney movie Mary Poppins , and regardless of age, everyone seems to know that famous refrain. Sherman died on March 6, 2012 at the age of 86. He was one half of a songwriting duo, who along with [...]

  • J-Stacknik wrote a new blog post: Don Cornelius 1936 – 2012: The Heart And Soul Of Music   2 years, 2 months ago · View

    Thumbnail “Love, peace, and SOUL” was the moniker of Don Cornelius, host of Soul Train . It was how he ended every show and it became his signature mostly because of the way he delivered it with his purring baritone voice. Cornelius was host of the groundbreaking show from its start in 1971 before stepping down in 1993. [...]

  • J-Stacknik wrote a new blog post: “I Won’t Stop Running Until I Die.”   2 years, 6 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Fauja Singh wanted to set a world record when he took part in Toronto’s Waterfront Marathon, his goal wasn’t to be first nor was it to beat a certain time. Singh wanted to break the record for becoming the first person on the planet to finish a full-distance, 42.1 kilometres, marathon past the age of [...]

  • J-Stacknik wrote a new blog post: Canadian Nobel Winner Dies Before Receiving Award   2 years, 6 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Dr. Ralph Steinman a Canadian born scientist was awarded the Nobel Prize Monday October 3, 2011, but he passed away on Friday September 30, 2011. Ralph Steinman along with American Bruce Beutler and Jules Hoffmann of France were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries about the human immune system and [...]

  • J-Stacknik wrote a new blog post: Heidi The Cross-Eyed Opossum Dies   2 years, 6 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Heidi the cross-eyed opossum has closed her eyes for the last time, she died  at a zoo in Leipzig, Germany. Zookeepers tried to treat her health issues for the last few days before realizing that it was better to put her to sleep than to let her continue suffering. Heidi became an overnight sensation when [...]

  • J-Stacknik wrote a new blog post: Matthew Shepard – A Short Life, A Long Legacy   2 years, 6 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Judy Shepard wrote this book about her son’s murder, subsequent trial and their work to advance civil rights. She and her husband Dennis are also the co-founders of the Matthew Shepard Foundation which focusses on erasing hate in society. Matthew Shepard may have been only 21 when he died, but his story continues to have [...]

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