Tag Archives: Spring 2010

Neighbors

Johanna Shapiro   A well dressed skeleton Photograph by Caley McIntyre Northwestern University Feinberg Medical School, Chicago, Illinois Class of 2011 and Mexico Fulbright-Garcia Robles Alum, 2009 http://caleyelguero.wordpress.com Neighbors   Death is not my lover – that would be morbid – nor even my best friend – though some say he can be that – […]

A Web of Days – This is a Test – Not Again

Joannie Stangeland   Poet’s Statement: Joannie Stangeland wrote these poems for a friend who was fighting breast cancer. Her friend didn’t need help with cooking or driving—and Joannie wanted to support her in some way, so she wrote. What began as one poem flooded into a collection of about 20, and the poems helped Joannie […]

An Eliotian journey through suffering

Francesco Enia Palermo, Italy A cold coming we had of it just the worst time of the year for a journey and such a long journey the ways deep and the weather sharp TS Eliot, “Journey of the Magi” The dizziness again … stunning images … A child with no hope of a cure, affected […]

Plague Sydney 1900

PLAGUE  SYDNEY  1900 Sydney   Introduction Bubonic plague has been the most feared disease throughout history. Most people are aware of its ravages but see it as a pestilence of the middle ages. Few are aware that it remains a disease of the twenty-first century, is endemic in many parts of the developed and underdeveloped […]

Campaigning for Craig: the healing power of a legacy T-shirt

Nancy Gershman Chicago, Illinois, USA   Figure 1: Original photo of Craig Sometimes the elephant in the room is a painful irony, like the story of Craig, a 25-year-old flying instructor who died in his aircraft. As parents we think, “Oh, if only we’d talked him out of flying lessons!” But as bereavement professionals, we […]

Hunger – Thin

Mark King       Hunger Thin I want Hollow Vacuum Sucking in parchment over yellowed ribs Lungs clutching at thin air Like a crone’s wizened claw I want Not like infatuation Nor envy, nor greed More like desperation But without the passion I want urgently But with resignation I turn my eyes up to plead […]

Día de los Muertos ofrenda

Caley McIntyre  Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, United States – Mexico Fulbright-Garcia Robles Alum (Spring 2010)   Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) ofrenda, Mexico City, UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) A well-dressed skeleton makes his way through UNAM   “An ancient and cherished tradition throughout Mexico, Day of the Dead celebrates the […]