"After You Die" by Rakim Deserves a Deeper Exploration

Rakim A Deeper Exploration

The beat of hip-hop has long served as a soundtrack for cities across the US and around the world, inspiring young people and creating a subculture that affects everything from fashion to politics. Ask any hip hop fanatic about Rakim and they will tell you that hip-hop would not have had the same impact without […]

Game Of Thrones And The Cycle Of Death Part II

Games of Thrones

When speaking to someone recently who is a big Game of Thrones enthusiast, I asked what draws people so much. She replied that it is about power; almost everyone thinks they deserve to sit on the Iron Throne. Game of Thrones and the Cycle of Death and Power The pursuit of power, a central theme […]

Game of Thrones And The Cycle of Death Part I

Game of Thrones 1

It seems like the whole world is captivated by Game of Thrones, George RR Martin’s fantasy saga The Song of  Ice and Fire and the TV series that it has inspired. At least many of my friends are and they have encouraged me to watch the show. After having seen most of the episodes, I can understand some […]

Goodreads Giveaway For Death: An Exploration

Death an exploration book

Recently Death: An Exploration was selected as an honorable mention recipient for book of the year 2016 Foreword INDIES Awards in Grief/Grieving category. To celebrate, the book is currently available for a Goodreads Giveaway. I will be giving away 3 signed copies of the book. Enter as soon as you can because the giveaway ends on 7/17. […]

How Do Death And Loss Define Our Lives?

Death And Loss

Death and loss are separate entities that are strongly linked. No one can replace your mother, father, sister, or favorite cousin. Everyone is unique and every loss is tragic when it comes to the people we love. When someone dies, the world loses that person forever. This is part of the natural order of life […]

Examining The Relationship Between Death And Fear

Death and Fear

Contemplating what keeps us alive is a complex pastime. One idea worth pondering is how does fear keep us alive? One aspect might be the dread of what we cannot know. Another is that speculation about what comes next isn’t always attractive. These factors might contribute to our fearing death. If we start to obsess […]