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Coffee Talk: The Wonder of the End

In February, at Indaba, Coffee Talk was about end of life issues. The discussion was titled, “The Wonder of the End.” Related posts are below.

February Coffee Talk panelists
February Coffee Talk panelists

“When Death Came Calling: a family’s encounter with Leukemia”  Death has never made itself more personal than when it came calling for my daughter, Aria.

“The difficult blessing of death” I don’t remember the first time that I met many people. But I remember the first time that I met Doug MacKinnon.

“As we pray” Lex orandi, lex credendi, lex vivendi. Or, as we pray, so we believe, and so we live.

“It’s OK to talk about death” My first conscious memory of pondering an afterlife came at the death of my profoundly disabled, brain damaged older brother.

“Not fearing death” I learned when I was about 8 years old that people my age —  young people — died, though usually through some sort of accident.

Tracy Simmons

About Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons, who teaches journalism at Gonzaga University, is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 13 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash.

She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and for the Religion News Service.

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