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Tag Archives: death
Longfellow’s classic poem warns, “Into each life some rain must fall.” But how are we supposed to cope when life seems to be a never-ending series of gully-washers? A couple of months ago I took a trip to Washington state … Continue reading
How we view the end of life is a reflection of how we view life itself – it’s a question of perspective. Those of you who have been around here a while may recall that a couple of years ago … Continue reading
It started with the death of someone I’d never met. I am a treasure seeker (aka pack-rat) and love going to auctions. If I’m at an estate auction, I pass the time constructing a biography of the person’s life. … Continue reading
About 25 years ago my mother-in-law, Virginia, and sister-in-law, Jane, asked me to go with them to a taping of a talk show then popular in Chicago, the Jenny Jones Show. We were put in a holding room where the … Continue reading
Two women slid into the pew directly in front of me as the church service started. The younger led her mother by the hand. The tiny, elderly woman was a bit unsteady on her feet, but her eyes were bright … Continue reading
* Oh, God! We’re slowing to a crawl. Look at those taillights, stretching ahead as far as the eye can see. Damn! I’m going to be late for work for SURE. And will my jerk-wad boss care that it is … Continue reading
I’m going to die. Oh, don’t worry – it won’t be anytime soon, at least as far as I know. But someday, for sure. We’re all going to die. It’s one of those inconvenient truths that most of us don’t … Continue reading