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Dying in the Desert

Exodus 14:11–12

11 Then they said to Moses, “Because there were no graves in Egypt, have you taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you so dealt with us, to bring us up out of Egypt? 550 more words

Earth, The

A. C. Grayling: death can be the “last, greatest, securest and friendliest” act of freedom

My Death My Decision has two meetings per year in London. These are joint meetings with Friends at the End (FATE) – a similar organisation based in Scotland which focuses primarily on a change to the Scottish law to permit medically assisted suicide. 565 more words

Assisted Dying

twelve minutes winter drive

Street lights, branches, dying snow banks

Traffic lights are glowing

Stopping and then starting

Streets are paved in gray slush

Corners bathed in sodium

Trees all crying softly… 15 more words


Throwback Thursday #17

I haven’t done a Throwback Thursday post in a while…

Here’s a poem I wrote in the fall of 2013, in the style of Emily Dickinson. 83 more words


Open a window and let the "nowness" in

In September, a British doctor who specializes in palliative care, wrote this op ed for the New York Times. I kept returning to the image of the 51 year old woman with untreatable breast cancer listening to birdsong outside her window, realizing as she tuned in to its cheery tune, that it was okay. 619 more words


Thoughts on Roy Clark's Passing

I’ve been hearing a great deal about Stan Lee’s passing this week. It really is a shame. He was a really interesting and entertaining guy. I’ve never been much into comic books or super heroes, but even I know who he was. 598 more words


Final Journey

Your sunken eyes

Still sparkle when

A smile flashes across

Your face.

In that moment

I see the mother

I’ve missed for so long.

Yet as my eyes take in… 40 more words