This infographic on how we talk about death in obituaries in different parts of the country caught my attention. My experience over the last few years (since Amy, my wife, died) is that many of us have a hard time simply using or hearing the word "died." I watch people flinch at the word and I often debate with myself, what word should I use to make others more comfortable when the subject of Amy's death comes up? We find it hard just to talk directly about the subject, to call it what it is. This makes it hard to have real conversations about each other's experiences and explore how we might best approach death in our world.