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3 Kinds Of Grief Nobody Talks About

Some of our most cutting losses can go unrecognized by family and friends, even ourselves.  The Loss Of A Person We Once Knew Sometimes the people we love change in significant ways. They’re still in our life—but not in the way you remember or once knew them. Illness often changes people, especially mental illness or dementia. …

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A Cool Mona Masterpiece: Live From A “Barrage” In Flushing, Queens

They did it on Friday nights anyway, drinking, telling stories, discussing rock music, so why not invite a few more to the party? And that’s how the weekly radio show and podcast, Live From the Barrage came to life. From John Houlihan’s wood-frame, unheated – no bathroom – no running water garage in Flushing, Queens. …

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A Cool Mona Book Review: H Is For Hawk

H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald, published 2014. Winner of the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize and 2014 Costa Book of the Year. Shortlisted for the 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction. An exquisitely-written literary meditation. A wholly enrapturing memoir of the year following the unexpected death of Macdonald’s father, Alisdair Macdonald, a …