Showing 27 results for tag Death and dying


Readers write about Carry

Magazine | April 5, 2017

Talking about Dying

Event | March 22, 2017

Talking about Dying Resources

Talking about Dying | March 14, 2017

Talking about Dying

Talking about Dying programs are public conversations that explore the stories and influences that shape our thinking about death and dying.

Talking about Dying | February 15, 2017

Unbuttoned into the Blow

Conversation Project leader, poet, and essayist Wendy Willis defends human fragility.

Magazine | December 6, 2016

The Golden Hour

The collective strength of strangers after a horrifying accident. An essay by Jason Arias

Magazine | December 6, 2016


In the face of loss, cleaning hotel rooms and a lifelong friend offer solace. An essay by Meryl Williams

Magazine | April 11, 2016


An essay by Brian Doyle

Beyond the Margins | January 28, 2016


Readers write about Move

Magazine | December 18, 2015

The Long Boat

Talking about Dying facilitator Jenny Sasser reads Stanley Kunitz's poem "The Long Boat" in this animated video produced by Dan Sadowsky for Oregon Humanities.

Beyond the Margins | December 2, 2015

Finding Land

Charting a course out of depression. An essay by Jennifer Rabin

Beyond the Margins | October 29, 2015

David and Goliath

Remembering a friend from a hospice house. An excerpt from What the Dying Have Taught Me about Living: The Awful Amazing Grace of God by Fred Grewe, an Oregon Humanities Talking about Dying community discussion leader.

Beyond the Margins | September 23, 2015

This Is Not Just a Cloud

Embracing grief in the wilderness. An essay by Michael Heald

Magazine | August 11, 2015

The Rim of the Wound

Writer Wendy Willis's open letter to the students of Columbia University Multicultural Affairs Advisory Board, with a special note to her daughters.

Magazine | August 11, 2015


Readers write about Safe

Magazine | August 11, 2015

Life's Winter

The opportunities seem endless, but the season is not. An excerpt from Building a Better Nest: Living Lightly at Home and in the World by Evelyn Searle Hess.

Beyond the Margins | July 27, 2015

Searching for Fire in the Belly

Talking about Dying | April 10, 2015

Beyond Repair

Editor Kathleen Holt on the aftermath of a traumatizing fire

Magazine | April 7, 2015

Kansas in Technicolor

After a mastectomy, finding beauty in loss. An essay by Gretchen Icenogle

Magazine | April 7, 2015

Starting Over

The bumpy repair of a family after a sudden loss. An essay by Melissa Madenski

Beyond the Margins | March 24, 2015


When disaster strikes, sanity is a matter of degree. An essay by Evelyn Sharenov

Beyond the Margins | February 26, 2015

Gone Astray

A humanitarian aid worker in Sri Lanka finds herself caught up in a race to harvest the tusks of a dead elephant.

Magazine | December 8, 2014


Readers Write about Quandary

Magazine | December 8, 2014

A Crooked Still Life

An illness, a recovery, and a couple’'s uncertain future. An essay by Margaret Malone

Magazine | November 8, 2013


Tragedy on a hot summer day. An essay by Monica Drake

Magazine | November 8, 2013

Monstrousness of Empathy

When a private tragedy becomes public property. An essay by Nancy Rommelmann

Magazine | July 25, 2013

Résumé of Failures

The stories of struggle, insecurity, and loss behind a successful writer’'s accomplishments. By Kim Stafford

Magazine | April 4, 2011