Posts tagged ‘Death’

November 15, 2012

Fatal Anti Abortion Law

The devastating death of Savita Halappanavar needs to make Ireland stand up and change its anti-abortion laws. The tragedy here is that government religious legislation ruled over medical sense.

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October 31, 2012

Baby Blues

Dear Diary,

It’s not supposed to be like that, but it was.

The recent case of Felicity Boots brought back my own trauma and how my family almost collapsed because of post natal depression.

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May 15, 2012

Heaven And Other Fairytales

Professor Stephen Hawking declared that heaven was a fairytale for people who are afraid of the dark and there is no such thing.  In an interview with The Guardian he also told us what we should do with ourselves

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April 17, 2012

Death Gave Her Life

Dear Diary

My father was diagnosed with terminal cancer when I was only nine.  My mother, brother and I were understandably devastated.  Dad started his treatment but it made him sick and moody and coping with imminent death

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October 4, 2011

The Etiquette Of Mourning

Dear Diary,

The last few weeks have been so sad. I have been surrounded by families mourning their loved ones and amongst it all observing cultural etiquettes from cast to cast.

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July 25, 2011

Wasted Talent

When I heard about the death of Amy Winehouse, I was really sad but not surprised. Valerie played in my head instantly as my mind went through my favourite album of hers, Back to Black. All I kept thinking was what wasted talent.

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May 1, 2011

The Legacy of Sathya Sai Baba

The recent death of Sathya Sai Baba has evoked many of his devotees to speak up in his defence. To millions he is their saviour. As one follower put it “He is God himself”. To cynics, he is just a very successful orange robed conman preying on the vulnerable to build his $9billion empire. This is only an estimation as no true valuation can take place – he did not have a bank account!

So who is Sathya Sai Baba?

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April 16, 2011

Look For Me In Rainbows

Dear Diary,

Coping with the death of a parent is one of the most difficult things to come to terms with in life. Yesterday, I attended a funeral where two teenage children buried their mother. Every now and again the fragility of life hits you and this was one of those days.

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March 23, 2011

Dame Liz Dies

I have just heard that Dame Elizabeth Taylor has died aged 79 after suffering from a long term illness.

It has been some time since we have seen her on our screens, but I remember as a child how my Dad used to love watching her and husband Richard Burton.

Oscar nominee 4 years in a row, this screen icon’s greatest work were in masterpieces of Hollywood cinema such as Cleopatra, National Velvet and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.

The film industry will be mourning the loss of Dame Elizabeth Taylor.

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