New century sadness: Suicide rates skyrocket since '99

 Suicide rates among non-Hispanic American Indians and Alaska Natives were, in 1999, already the highest of any ethnic group, despite being widely underreported. By 2014, roughly 1 in 2,000 men in this ethnic group committed suicide, a 60% increase over the suicide rate among male American Indians and Alaska Natives that prevailed in 1999.   Among … Read moreNew century sadness: Suicide rates skyrocket since '99

Tracy Morgan opens up about coma: He said he spoke to God on the other side

Yet more paranormal headlines making it into the mainstream.. this time from Tracy Morgan, who said during an interview he spoke to God while in his coma following a near fatal crash.. Morgan: “You’re never going to be normal after you go through something like that. You don’t die for a few weeks and then … Read moreTracy Morgan opens up about coma: He said he spoke to God on the other side

Of life and death under the shroud of night

The 3am curse occurs again.. Last night, while most of the East Coast was undoubtedly sleeping through a peaceful summer night, I found myself pacing the house around three in the morning—the witching hour I have often written about on this site. While I don’t profess to know why the curse of sleeplessness of night … Read moreOf life and death under the shroud of night

Life after death after life

Life after death is the inescapable topic for me–while I don’t think about it every waking hour of life, it certainly takes over many inactive moments when my mind is permitted to wander off into the strange places minds can so often voyage.. The question of what happens at the moment we die is going … Read moreLife after death after life