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E-Grieving

Even amid the clutter of porn, scams, and "DEALS!" the Web can be a surprisingly warm place to mourn.


(Illustration / Hadley Hooper) Illustration / Hadley Hooper
By Mark Pothier
April 9, 2006

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The mourning began by e-mail. In the hours after my father's death in January, friends and relatives sent me messages of support and sympathy. Many arrived before the calls and hugs, and their number almost rivaled the daily influx of spam.A few days later, as I scrolled down the computer screen past subject lines like "We just heard" and "Can ... (Full article: 713 words)

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