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  • J-Stacknik wrote a new blog post: Dolores Hope Dies At 102   6 years, 11 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Dolores Hope was most famous for being the wife of comedian Bob Hope, but she had her own singing career before she met Bob. it was in 1933 when Bob was appearing in his first Broadway show Roberta that his cast mate George Murphy persuaded him to visit the Vogue Club to “hear a pretty girl [...]

  • J-Stacknik wrote a new blog post: Tenor Salvatore Licitra Dies at 43   6 years, 11 months ago · View

    Thumbnail The opera world was shaken with the unexpected news that tenor Salvatore Licitra, age 43, died on September 5, 2011. His quick rise to fame became the talk of many opera fans who saw Licitra as a shining light in a genre that needed a much needed boost. Licitra was born in Bern, Switzerland to [...]

  • J-Stacknik wrote a new blog post: David “Honeyboy” Edwards 1915 – 2011   6 years, 11 months ago · View

    Thumbnail If you are a blues fan, specifically Delta blues then you probably know who David Honeyboy Edwards was. Edwards was believed to be the oldest surviving member of the first generation of Delta blues singers. His career spanned nearly the entire recorded history of the blues, from its early years in the Mississippi Delta to [...]

  • J-Stacknik wrote a new blog post: Mike Flanagan 1951 – 2011   6 years, 11 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Mike Flanagan was an American left-handed pitcher who played most of his career with the Baltimore Orioles. On August 24, 2011 Flanagan’s body was found on his property the cause of death was a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head. He was 59 years old. Flanagan graduated from Manchester Memorial High School, he played on [...]

  • J-Stacknik wrote a new blog post: A Place To Die On Your Terms   6 years, 12 months ago · View

    Thumbnail With Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne talking about ending their lives in a suicide pact if either of them contract Alzheimer’s, a disease her father died of, making headlines, it has put the spotlight on the  suicide flat Dignitas in Zurich, Switzerland. Dignitas was founded in 1998 by Ludwig A. Minelli, a Swiss lawyer.  The laws in [...]

  • J-Stacknik wrote a new blog post: No ‘Mope Fest’ For The Oz Man   6 years, 12 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Ozzy Osbourne is a musician and actor whose career started more than 40 years ago when he was the lead singer for the English heavy metal band Black Sabbath. In 2002 his career veered from music to acting when Osbourne and his family starred in the reality show The Osbournes . Osbourne has stated many times that [...]

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  • J-Stacknik wrote a new blog post: Betty Fox: A Legacy Fulfilled   7 years, 1 month ago · View

    Thumbnail Betty Fox, was a tireless fighter in keeping her son Terry’s legacy alive. In 1980 Terry Fox tried to run across Canada, after losing his right leg to cancer, to raise money and make people aware of the disease. He made it half way and eventually had to stop because his cancer came back. Terry [...]

  • J-Stacknik wrote a new blog post: Dr. Death Dies, Jack Kevorkian 1928 – 2011   7 years, 1 month ago · View

    Thumbnail Dr. Death has died. When you read that statement it almost seems surreal. Dr. Jack Kevorkian, was also known as Dr. Death, died June 3, 2011 at the age of 83. He was given this moniker because he claimed to have helped 130 people commit suicide when they were terminally ill and wanted to end [...]

  • J-Stacknik wrote a new blog post: Peter Falk: 1928 – 2011   7 years, 1 month ago · View

    Thumbnail Columbo was asked one time what his first name was, he replied “Lieutenant”. Throughout the series no one ever discovered his first name. The entire series is available on DVD. “There’s just one more thing” was the famous line delivered by Peter Falk, in the role for which he will forever be remembered, the cigar [...]

  • J-Stacknik wrote a new blog post: Going Postal   7 years, 1 month ago · View

    Thumbnail How many of us has used the term “Going Postal” when describing a situation where we become agitated or are under much stress to the point where we would either yell, scream or, at the extreme, kill. Well it is an actual term that describes exactly that. The expression derives from a series of incidents [...]

  • J-Stacknik wrote a new blog post: Sand and Water   7 years, 1 month ago · View

    Thumbnail All alone I didn’t like the feeling All alone I sat and cried All alone I had to find some meaning In the center of the pain I felt inside All alone I came into this world All alone I will someday die Solid stone is just sand and water, baby Sand and water, and [...]

  • J-Stacknik wrote a new blog post: The Big Man Who Blew Us Away   7 years, 1 month ago · View

    Thumbnail The big man saxophonist who helped give Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band its signature sound, especially during the 80′s Born in the USA days, Clarence Clemons has died at the age of 69. He suffered a stroke on June 12, 2011 and died of complications from the stroke on June 18th, 2011. Clemons’ was [...]

  • J-Stacknik wrote a new blog post: Don’t Fear the Reaper, a Song about Love?   7 years, 1 month ago · View

    Thumbnail The band Blue Oyster Cult recorded this song in 1976 for their album Agents of Fortune. It was written by lead guitarist Donald Roeser, also known as Buck Dharma. There were rumors that the song was about suicide with its archetypal themes. The reaper refers to the Grim Reaper, a traditional personification of death in [...]

  • J-Stacknik wrote a new blog post: A Leap of Fate or Just Stupidity   7 years, 2 months ago · View

    Thumbnail How can a place known for it beauty and majesty be a harbinger for death. The Grand Canyon is visited yearly by over 4 million people and many people die there each year. No real average number is given, it is a small ratio, but in most cases these deaths could have been avoided. In [...]

  • J-Stacknik wrote a new blog post: What Happens with an Unclaimed Body?   7 years, 2 months ago · View

    Thumbnail When we see a homeless person on the street the majority of us tend to ignore them and hope they go away. We don’t want to think of a person living like that and we certainly don’t want to think about what happens to them when they become sick and die. Many of these people [...]

  • J-Stacknik wrote a new blog post: Tupac Amaru Shakur 1971 – 1996   7 years, 2 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Tupac Amaru Shakur, was a controversial, innovator of gangsta rap, whose lyrics were mostly about violence and hardship in inner cities. On September 13, 1996 he died violently as well, the victim of a drive by shooting in Las Vegas, he was 25 years old. Shakur was born in New York City and grew up [...]

  • J-Stacknik wrote a new blog post: Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep   7 years, 2 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Mary Frye was born on November 13, 1905. She died on September 15, 2004, aged 98. Mary Frye wrote this poem in 1932. She had never written poetry before but was moved by the plight of a young German Jewish woman, Margaret Schwarzkopf who was living with her at the time in Baltimore, U.S. She [...]

  • J-Stacknik wrote a new blog post: Man Jumps to His Death from World’s Tallest Building   7 years, 2 months ago · View

    Thumbnail The Burj Khalifa building in Dubai, holds a few records, among them the tallest building in the world, the highest occupied floor and the elevator with the longest travel distance and the fastest speed (it takes one minute to get to the top floor with the elevator’s 64 kilometers per hour speed). It also has [...]

  • J-Stacknik wrote a new blog post: The Dash Poem by Linda Ellis   7 years, 2 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Life is short. Spend your dash wisely. Linda Ellis, wrote the poem The Dash in an afternoon, and it changed her life forever. The poem is based on the simple idea of how we view a tombstone, an obituary or death notice. We make note of the year that the person was born and the year [...]

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