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MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2013

Gonzaga's coach Mark Few walks arm-in-arm with players Elias Harris and Kelly Olynyk, with Mike Hart trailing, after losing to Wichita State in  their third round NCAA Division 1 Men's Basketball Championship game, Thursday, March 23, 2013, at the EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.  (Dan Pelle)

Zags and grief 

This most wonderful photo taken by Dan Pelle, just after GU's heartbreaking loss Saturday, reminded me once again how grieving the loss of sports games is a preparation for deeper griefs in life. Especially this reality: When it's over, it's over. In hospitals, after someone...

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Jack Hughes, 18-months-old, is rescued from Santa's lap at Riverpark Square Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009 by his mother Elizabeth, center, and father Liam, right.  Elizabeth admits to being afraid of Santa and crying when she was a child. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Invisible grief

Today's EndNotes column addresses the issue of infertility and the grief it brings to those who long to become parents. So many people want to have children and seek avenues to get to parenthood. Take a moment to learn what you may do to support...

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MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2011

At sunrise, the moon heads for the western  horizon while morning fog that had settled over the Spokane River in Peaceful Valley begins to rise with the sun in 2002. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Carly Crooks: A daughter's wise grief

Carly Crooks, 11, recently wrote a book report for her class that her father, Gary Crooks, associate editor on the newspaper's editorial board, first heard during conferences. Father and teacher were both in tears afterward. Gary's wife, Laura, died suddenly five years ago. She was...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2011

Debbie Palaniuk and her daughter Kaylene, who died Dec. 4, 2009.

"Get over it!"

There's a saying that if you hear something -- a phrase or a story -- three times in a short time, it means the universe is trying to get your attention. Well, I'm listening. In the past week, I've heard or read three different stories...

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Hospice House featured in national teleconference

I spent much of today at the Hospice Foundation of America's annual bereavement teleconference. The theme: "Living with grief: spirituality and end-of-life care." It was a great conference and I'll be blogging about it all week. The conference, shown nationally today to groups gathered throughout...

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A grief released

My young friend, Laura, tells me of her burden of grief in the after years of her mom's death. Working through the pain, Laura was encouraged to write a message to her mom - on a balloon. She did - and released it into the...

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Going home

Traveling this week and on the airplane sat next to a woman from the West Indies. She moved to Portland 13 years ago for her husband's work, but she told me she hasn't been to her homeland in 13 years. Generations of immigrants -- 100...

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Spokesman-Review features writer Rebecca Nappi, along with writer Catherine Johnston of Olympia, Wash., discuss here issues facing aging boomers, seniors and those experiencing serious illness, dying, death and other forms of loss.