Grief and Suicide

Originally published July 3, 2012 Emile Durkheim, one of the seminal founders of sociology as a discipline, studied suicide at the end of the 19th century. His findings underscored many ideas that modern society still recognizes. One of his findings, in particular, has stuck with me, 15 years after my sociology coursework. The finding? That suicide in modern…

We Were the Kids of the ’80s

Ah man, I’ve been sitting here reflecting on the latest musician stolen from us too soon. Chris Cornell really touched a nerve in me. I don’t know if it is the loss of music icons like Bowie and Prince in 2016 or the cumulative losses from the Seattle and grunge scene, starting with Kurt Cobain’s…