Posts Tagged: Death

Death and Former Spouses

http://www.psretirement.com/death-and-former-spouses/ You might say what does a former spouse have to do with the business of the deceased federal employee. You might be surprised under certain circumstances, that the former spouse may have more to do with the business than you can imagine. Actually the Basic Employee Death Benefit (BEDB) may be payable to the… Read more »

5 Reasons Why the White House Response to the Death Star Petition Was Genius

Back in November 2012, someone posted on the White House’s “We The People” site petitioning the federal government to secure funding and resources to build a Death Star by 2016. We The People is an online petition website that allows any citizen to make a suggestion, and if it receives 25,000 votes, the White House… Read more »

Children, Our Future

20 Children dead today in school shooting. Completely unacceptable! We need better psychiatric screening, more treatment options, and safer schools. How can we expect children to excel, when they can’t even feel safe. Safeguard our children, protect our future. Originally posted at my blog thetotalcio. (Source Photo: here with attribution to Massimo Valiani, Source Quote:… Read more »

When your work family experiences the worst

Two weeks ago, my former association lost a long time employee after a rather short illness. He was just 57. He was very highly respected amongst his professional colleagues (of both political parties), his former colleagues, his high school friends, and pretty much anyone else who interacted with him. He was a social guy with… Read more »

The Future

Read a blog that referred me to this YouTube Video… The only downside is that I have gone through most of my life without the opportunity to view this video! Caution a 1 hour plus video/lecture! Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch (Oct. 23, 1960 – July 25, 2008) gave his last lecture at the university… Read more »

Reflections on Readers’ Responses to “Requiem for a ‘Last Angry Man’”

As a writer and communicator, this has been an unprecedented week. First, I took the plunge and wrote about my dad’s recent death while also reflecting on his immigrant family “fight to life” struggles and the ebbs and flows, the highs and lows of a father-son relationship. (For the essay, email [email protected] or Click here:… Read more »

A Requiem for a “Last Angry Man”: A Son’s Eulogy

It’s been a battle, discovering whether I was ready to write and share about my dad’s recent death. I guess this posting is the answer. I hope you find some meaning in the heartfelt words and stories. Thanks for reading. Mark ————- My father died on Father’s Day. I’m not sure his timing was meant… Read more »

The Stress Doc’s Stages of Grief: Discovering Purpose and Possibility in Trying Times

With all the uncertainty and stress in our economic-job climate (not to mention natural and man-made disasters), most of us can use a refresher on how to grapple with loss and change, how to have the courage to both persist and to let go, how to transform the danger into opportunity…how to grow stronger, wiser… Read more »