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By Michael J. Neddo

Not In My Backyard

Not In My Backyard...The voice on the other end of the phone was familiar and tinged with a bit of anxiety. I knew who...

The List

Lists. They can be an organizer's tool, a disorganized person's crutch, a spouse's bane. One thing about lists, they take a complex set of...

Why I Choose To Stand

"Oh, say does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave,O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave?Francis Scott Key -...

And It Was Blue

"What the caterpillar sees as the end of the world, the butterfly sees as the beginning." - AnonymousIt was the call you do not...

Oh, You Don’t Have To Do That?

One of the things that surprises many people when I speak to them are the things that do NOT have to be done. I...

Of Cremation, Options, Costs… and Zombies?

The Northern Lights have seen queer sights,But the queerest they ever did seeWas that night on the marge of Lake LebargeI cremated Sam McGee....

The Man in the Mirror

“I’m starting with the man in the mirror.I’m asking him to change his ways.If you wanna make the world a better placeTake a look...

On the other hand… Tradition!

“Traditions, traditions. Without our traditions, our lives would be as shaky as... as... as a fiddler on the roof!”  - Tevye from Fiddler on...

The Power of a Name

“Hollerbach Funeral Home”, “Amigone Funeral Home”, “Burns Funeral Home and Crematory”, “Staab Polk Funeral Home”, and yes even “Ronald McDonald Funeral Home”, just some...

A Hearse With A View

“Daddy, did you get the hearse with the windows in the back so the dead people can look out?”    - Marissa Neddo, age...

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Outpouring Of Volunteers Helping Novant Health With Public Vaccine Clinics

CHARLOTTE - When Melissa Parker, Vice President of Patient Advocacy at Novant Health, was tasked with gathering volunteers to assist at a public vaccine...

A Rose By Any Other Name?

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Novant Health Staff Is “All In” On The Fight Against COVID

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February – Heart Awareness Month

CHARLOTTE - As part of the observance of Heart Awareness Month, Charlotte-based AAIDA (Advocacy & Awareness for Immune Disorders Awareness) will host an educational webinar “Supporting...

How To Help Teens And Young Adults Struggling With Mental Health During COVID

CHARLOTTE - In September of 2020, NPR reported that nearly 25% of the US’s population was experiencing symptoms of depression - nearly triple the...