At 25, I recognize and hope that I’ve probably still got a generous chunk of life left to live. I am by no means over the hill, day old bread, slipping into the grave—or whatever other toxic euphemism we’ve got stored up in our cultural arsenal. I am probably, given my vocation, more aware of my […]
I’ve been captivated these last few weeks by grief and a growing sense that the quality of my life, perhaps of all life, depends in large part upon a relationship with death.
The idea that I am being ripened, that I could be the seed pod for some, as yet undefined, new life form, intrigues me.
I would be (and have been) sorely disappointed if I let my fear of death keep me from being happy in this life.
A new conversation about death has been dominating headlines and casting light on the failure of health care and medicine to help people navigate the final stage of life.
After twelve years living with Parkinson’s in an Assisted Living facility, I’d like to report that going toe-to-toe with death has become just another fact of life. But it hasn’t. In fact, the older I get (now 64), the more I dig in with all the tenacity I can muster to stave off what I know is natural and inevitable.
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It’s fun preparing for life’s positive events, but it’s those more negative ones – such as a serious illness or death – that we’re often reluctant to even discuss.
Like most Americans, when your time comes, you probably want to go through the process of dying surrounded by those you love, in the comfort of your home free of pain.
Take a look at the pictures of the facility that let 87-year-old Lorraine Bayless die. The slang term for a place like this is a “Brass and Glass Palace.”
Baltimore’s own Michael Tucker, an actor perhaps best known as lawyer Stuart Markowitz on “L.A. Law,” returned to Charm City Sept. 30 to read from his first novel, After Annie, at the Baltimore Book Festival.
Our company ChangingMedia was an official sponsor of the book festival and we filmed authors speaking at the main literary salon. I was particularly interested to hear Tucker speak about his novel, which explores life and love after the death of a spouse.
Our post about setting the greening world on metaphorical fire with the strike of a seed-infused matchstick apparently inspired one of our readers to think about death. Always wanted to branch out and do new things but can never find the time? Not to worry, you’ve got all of eternity. With the Bios Urn from designer Gerard Moliné, you can bio-degrade in style, nourishing the seed of your choice so that you sprout back up in tree form.