Stand With Orlando

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“This tragedy will not define us, but will bring us together. Because we are ONE Orlando.” – Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta stands with Orlando. Our thoughts are with all of those touched by the terrible and tragic attack at PULSE nightclub. This attack left …

No Words

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It is true no words can capture what it means to a parent when they lose a child. Words of comfort can only attempt to convey the love and sorrow that others feel for the grieving parents and family. As I walk the path of sorrow along with the parents …

Dead or Alive

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For those of us who possess a so-called ‘smart’ phone, chances are our contacts on that phone are filled with contact information for family, friends, professional associates, etc., etc. What happens when a family member or friend among those contacts dies? What do we do with the entry that contains …

We Are the Life We Live

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February was a month of funerals for me. A decade ago, I reached the age where the obituaries became required daily reading, and this month was filled with synopses of the lives of friends, acquaintances, mentors, and family, who transitioned beyond this realm. Death claims lives we’ve shared, people who …