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The Boy – Concluded

The Boy – Concluded 1484 770 Jason Stadtlander

WARNING: The following story deals with strong topics such as depression, suicide, and bullying. Reader discretion is advised. NOTE: This…

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Heaven, Hell and the Pursuit of Memory

Heaven, Hell and the Pursuit of Memory 2368 1374 Jason Stadtlander

Wars have been fought, countries have been conquered and dreams have been shattered over the beliefs in religion, dogma and the truth…

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Farewell Robin Williams

Farewell Robin Williams 150 150 Jason Stadtlander

I wasn’t going to write a tribute, an article or an essay about Robin Williams. I never knew the man…

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The Memories We Leave Behind

The Memories We Leave Behind 150 150 Jason Stadtlander

A 53 year old woman stands in her daughter’s the bedroom doorway, her daughter having left for college. She looks around at her daughter’s bedroom. A room that was home to a small baby with a mobile hanging over the crib, later a little girl played with Barbies, said her evening prayers and made forts out of blankets.

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POEM: The Dreams That Once Were

POEM: The Dreams That Once Were 150 150 Jason Stadtlander

The dreams that are shattered and the dreams that will be
Are never the dreams that were meant for me.
They follow the the path of leastest resistance
Feeding the pain in endless consistence.

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Mortality – How will you be remembered?

Mortality – How will you be remembered? 150 150 Jason Stadtlander

No one can be sure how they will be remembered. It all depends on what you do with your life, who you touch and what the circumstances around your death will be. So my question to you is how will you be remembered?

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Mortality, Family and Reality – The need to say “I love you”

Mortality, Family and Reality – The need to say “I love you” 150 150 Jason Stadtlander

Our life is so short and can end with a whimper or a bang, but either way you never know when it’s your time. Not really anyway. So I am asking you…

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Inconsolable Loss – A Mother’s Story on the Death of a Child

Inconsolable Loss – A Mother’s Story on the Death of a Child 150 150 Jason Stadtlander

Being a parent, it is perhaps one of my greatest fears that I should ever out-live my children. Children are a gift and a blessing, and some of us fight extraordinary battles just to bring them into the world. When a child is lost, it leaves a hole that can never be filled.

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Frankly Friday – Parents: Those Left Behind

Frankly Friday – Parents: Those Left Behind 150 150 Jason Stadtlander

Those of us that have children (and many who don’t) know that children are a very special thing. They are a connection to our past and a hope for our future. They connect us in ways to the world around us that we never thought possible until we had them. So what happens when they are gone?

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