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New Pope. New Direction?

Wordle: Pope FrancisLike many workplaces around the world, productivity in the offices of the Death with Dignity National Center plummeted earlier this week, as our employees were engaged in the news coverage of the selection of the new pope. The selection and revealing of the new pontiff were the general topics of conversation throughout the day, and our work time together concluded with an energetic round of conclave trivia.

Interesting, I thought, for an organization whose main detractor is the Catholic Church; interesting for an organization whose main program over the past four years was derailed at the last minute by a spending spree by the Catholic Church and Catholic entities. Why were we captivated by the activities of those responsible for stamping out the reforms we're trying so hard to achieve?

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This Week in the Movement

Kimberly Mutcherson

Throughout the week, we keep people up-to-date with information about the Death with Dignity movement and other topics related to end-of-life care through Facebook and Twitter. Below are highlights from this week.

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Memories Are in the Music

Ever since this season of American Idol started, I've had Mariah Carey on my mind. This year, Mariah is one of the judges. This week, as I was watching American Idol and listening to the men sing, I was inspired to find online videos of Joshua Ledet from last season. Anyone who watched last season knows his amazing talent and voice. He often brought us to tears. This is what music has the power to do.

During my search, a little voice in the back of my head kept trying to be heard. What finally came to the front of my mind was Mariah Carey. More specifically the song, One Sweet Day she sings with Boyz II Men. This is why she's been on my mind. I've been wanting to hear that song again. Why you ask? It was the song I woke up to the morning after my mom died.

I hadn't slept in my bed. It didn't seem right or plausible I could just go up to my bedroom and go to sleep in my bed like every other night. It wasn't at all like any other night in my life. What felt better to me in that moment (much like when my dad died) was to stay awake as long as I could and stay distracted. So, I fell asleep in a chair in front of the TV with a music video channel on.

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This Week in the Movement

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Throughout the week, we keep people up-to-date with information about the Death with Dignity movement and other topics related to end-of-life care through Facebook and Twitter. Below are highlights from this week.

Efforts regarding Death with Dignity:

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