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I believe at any point in our lives, we are called to fall down to our knees. (photo: Akiane Kramarik)

As I sit  in the hospital chair next to my dying family member, my thoughts go back to earlier this year when we were all healthy and all working towards one common goal. 341 more words

Akiane Kramarik

Wishes of A Dying Man

Wishes of A Dying Man

If only tears can wash
away my sins,
But memories are too hard
to forget;
They cling to me like skin.
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On the Boundaries of Bioethics: Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Euthanasia


One February night, my father and I were waiting at a commuter train station in the suburb where he lived. We were
waiting to pick up a friend coming to visit, and though we normally waited outside, the bitter winter winds and piled snowdrifts kept us in the warmth of the car. 1,219 more words

Ethics & Philosophy

Social Etiquette - when do you bring out your dead?

When a plague of some sort isn’t pandemic in your immediate area, the communication of a family member’s death or terminal ailment can be difficult to handle. 1,229 more words


I Was Dying

First I was dying to finish high school and start college.
And then I was dying to finish college and start working.
And then I was dying to get married and have children. 42 more words

Food For Thought

Some Light Musings on Aging and Death

“If you don’t want to get old you have to die young.” This aphorism caught my attention immediately when I read it many years ago and I have since then often remembered it and sometimes quoted it when the moment seemed right. 887 more words