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A Long Dying

I don’t normally post other people’s writing on this site.  But this is different.  Special. It’s written by my mother-in-law Maggie, about her mother.  And what it says has particular resonance for me.   342 more words

Making Peace with Her Peace

Today I received word that a friend has entered that brave lonely path that leads toward death.  She has had several false starts on this road before, but this time it feels different, her daughter-in-law told me.  659 more words


Choosing to Die (2009)

My first meeting with Terry Pratchett was through Discworld. Through his writings I have come to love the author, Terry Pratchett.  During one visit to his  … 789 more words


Report: Terminally ill woman Brittany Maynard has ended her life

PORTLAND, Oregon — Brittany Maynard, who became the public face of the controversial right-to-die movement, ended her life on Saturday at her Portland, Oregon home, … 378 more words


Assisted Dying or Euthanasia

I watched this Terry Pratchett documentary today (Choosing to Die):

It set me thinking about aging and getting old and god forbid, afflicted with a disease. 100 more words

D meets L

At the NSW Writers’ Centre a while ago, the discussion turned to whether the traditional book is on its deathbed because of ebooks.  In Australia at least, according to industry figures, the patient’s symptoms are mild and the doctors aren’t too worried.  255 more words

Adult Stories

Choosing to Die

This is not directly writing-related, but it’s on my mind at the moment and something I seem to have had a bizarre amount of experience with. 1,235 more words