Cycle of Life

Commemorating life changing events for members of Nexus.  Births, Graduations, Marriage, Divorce, Moving in and Moving out.  Diagnoses and Cures.  Deaths, and Remembrances.  If it affects you and you want to share or announce, feel welcome.

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Commemorating Events of our Lives

Please join if you wish to commemorate the events that shape your life.

 Whether it's a new baby, adoption, triumph over adversity, a medical diagnosis, a success, or a loss.  Celebrate, or grieve, the loss of a loved one, respected mentor, role model.  If it moves you, or you think it will move others, this is a good place to share the experience.

You can post either as a comment on the comment wall, or in a discussion.

Discussion Forum

A tribute to my father

Started by Brent Feeney. Last reply by Joan Denoo May 12, 2014. 1 Reply

So, I guess most of you here know that my dad died back in January of complications of Parkinson's disease. There have been times that have been rough since then, but I'd think it's all part of the…Continue

Green Burial

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jan 30, 2013. 1 Reply

When I go, this is what I want. White Eagle Memorial Park. From their website:  20 beautiful acres set within…Continue

Tags: heritage, death, life cycles, natural burial, green burial

How do you commemorate a major life event?

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by The Flying Atheist Dec 11, 2012. 5 Replies

My family planted trees for births and deaths.  Of course, there were official events too, like weddings, chili suppers at church, barbecues if weather permitted, dinners, wakes and funerals.I used…Continue

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Comment by Russell Pangborn on January 9, 2013 at 4:45pm

Got an uplifting phone call from my daughter today.  She'd just graduated from University of Toronto after a six year journey towards an occupational therapy degree. It was an elite program, but the graduating class was warned that government cutbacks made it harder to connect with a job. 

She told me a hospital has just hired her and the job starts on Monday.  She also told me on that same phone call that the audible book I gave her (Why Are You Atheists So Angry by Greta Christina) was a really good book and made a lot of sense.  I don't push my children to think the same way I do. She was brought up with my wife's religion and I never preached my side of things very much. Always thought the kids would figure it out on their own. So that was nice to hear.

I walked her down the aisle a couple of years ago and she had a song I composed for her played on the loudspeakers for all the guests to hear before we commenced our walk.  

Julia's Song

Thanks for letting me share this news.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 25, 2012 at 10:47pm

Happy December 25th to you as well, Sentient.  Peace, love and Bobby Sherman to you and yours.  I spent the day working. 

Comment by Daniel W on December 25, 2012 at 12:46pm

While many here, including me, have mixed feelings about the Dec 25th holiday also known as "0 days before Xmas", I'm wishing you all a great day, peace, love, community, cozy hugs and renewal of family warmth wherever you find it.  

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 24, 2012 at 10:46am

Yes, DOMA is soon to be history.  It's just a matter of time.  In other related news:  Illinois is often mentioned as being the next state to legalize gay marriage.  Here's an article from the Chicago Tribune about support from the religious community here in Illinois. 

Illinois clergy endorse gay marriage bill
More than 250 faith leaders, many from Chicago, back measure that could face vote in January.

On Sunday, rabbis and pastors from denominations that support gay rights in varying degrees unveiled a declaration supporting equality for same-sex couples. Fostering faith, justice and compassion is a key component of their jobs, they said.

"Standing on these beliefs, we think that it is morally just to grant equal opportunities and responsibilities to loving, committed same-sex couples," the declaration stated. "There can be no justification for the law treating people differently on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity."

Catholics and pastors of predominantly African-American conservative congregations were absent from the list of clergy who signed the statement.

Earlier this month, Sen. Heather Steans and Rep. Greg Harris announced they would take up the measure as the current General Assembly winds down in January and before a new set of lawmakers is sworn in Jan. 9.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 24, 2012 at 12:35am

OK Susan, let's get on the bandwagon! Down with DOMA!

Comment by Susan Stanko on December 23, 2012 at 5:49pm

The Supreme Court striking down DOMA would speed things up.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 23, 2012 at 5:12pm
Perfect! Now I have the set! Thanks Sentient. I am so very happy to learn that you feel relief and can live a normal married life.
One state at a time! Is there a way to speed it up?
Comment by Daniel W on December 23, 2012 at 11:06am


I think this is the photo you are looking for.

There are several couples I've talked to in the past week, who feel like a big weight is taken off them.  It is a big step here in WA, and I assume in Maryland and Maine, as it was in NY.  One state at a time, I guess.  Thanks for the good words and sincere support.  It matters.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 20, 2012 at 2:27pm

Happy Husbands! Sentient, would you want to put this topic on AN? This is such a momentous event, I really want to celebrate this step toward  equity. 

Handsome Husbands!

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 20, 2012 at 2:18pm

Thanks you for the information on Ajita Kamal. I do hope his cause of death is identified ... was it a hate crime? Perhaps Amer can help. 


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