‘Death cafes’ normalize a difficult, not morbid, topic

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Bob Duvall, left and Mark LaRocca-Pitts helped facilitate a "Death Cafe" held at the Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta. Photo by Michael A. Schwarz, USA TODAY

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(RNS) No one wants to talk about death at the dinner table, says Lizzy Miles, a social worker in Columbus, Ohio. But sometimes people need to talk about the "taboo'' topic. Hence the birth of "death cafes.''