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“Healthy, honest, and healing.” An interview with Joe Primo

May 30, 2012 by


Joe Primo is the Associate Executive Director at the Good Grief Center for grieving children and teens in New Jersey and a board member of the National Alliance of Grieving Children. He earned his master’s of divinity degree at Yale University. Primo’s essay, “The Business of Grief,” which draws from his personal experiences as a […]

“Getting through the day” An Interview with Carol Cooley

May 24, 2012 by


Carol Cooley has worked as a physical therapist and advocate for seniors and disabled adults since 1994. She was named a finalist in the North Carolina Literary Review’s 2010 short story competition and earned an honorable mention in Glimmer Train’s May 2011 Short Story Award for New Writers. She currently lives and works in the […]

“Let’s help the living.” An interview with Eleanor Vincent

May 2, 2012 by


Eleanor Vincent is the author of ”Swimming with Maya: A Mother’s Story,” a finalist for the Independent Publisher of the Year Award in 2004. She has won numerous awards for her work, including a Woman of Promise Award from the Feminist Writer’s Guild. Vincent’s essay, “The Resurrection of Wonder Woman,” explores the life and death […]

“How do you say, ‘I killed somebody today’?”: An Interview with Gulchin A. Ergun

April 26, 2012 by


Gulchin A. Ergun is a clinician educator, the clinical service chief of gastroenterology and the medical director of the Digestive Disease Department, Reflux Center and GI Physiology Lab at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. In “Twelve Breaths a Minute”—her first published essay—Ergun recalls her first experience, while working as an ICU intern, of being […]

Bringing the Generations Closer

April 8, 2012 by


In a recent article in the New York Times, Jane E. Brody wrote about “Forging Connections for Longer Life,” she cites a book she found in her personal library, Healthy at 100 by John Robbins who devotes a major potion of his book to relationships. I haven’t read Robbins’ book. Probably, one day I will. […]