All posts tagged: death

How to grieve.


My mother thought that inner strength, moral strength, moral superiority, were best dealt with through silence. It was the best thing to do to appear unaffected by the traumatic event one was just passing through or had recently endured. After Aunt Sudie’s death, a few days before which my mother could be heard from behind the closed door of her bedroom shouting “But why me?”, my mother moved through the house slow and dazed in […]

More days away from death. Further thoughts on Christopher #Hitchens and others.


Yes, still somber in the wake of the death of Christopher Hitchens this past Thursday. Since I’ve had cancer, I inevitably focus upon any other person diagnosed with the same type of cancer that I had, esophageal cancer. Now in this past week the two people that I knew of who were currently dealing with that particular type of cancer have died, one on Wednesday and Christopher Hitchens on Thursday. [I might add in here […]



Almost everything–all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure–these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. — Steve Jobs via Quote Details: Steve Jobs: Almost everything–all external […]

Yesterday's anniversaries


I had planned to write some yesterday, since it was my mother’s 85th birthday, as well as the fifth anniversary of her death. I’d like to have written something profound, but I think I said all of that at the time of her death. I’ve thought about her a lot since then, as I suppose most everyone would. The past couple of years, however, have been a new kind of sorting out of my thoughts. […]

Words of One Syllable Dept.

Words of One Syllable Dept. – Death Row Inmate Sues, Claiming He’s Too Fat for Execution – Local News | News Articles | National News | US News COLUMBUS, Ohio — A death row inmate scheduled for execution in October says he’s so fat that Ohio executioners would have trouble finding his veins and that his weight could diminish the effectiveness of one of the lethal injection drugs. Lawyers for Richard Cooey argue in a federal lawsuit that Cooey […]

Twitter Updates for 2008-07-23


sitting with computer on the back porch. # butterfly buzzes the dog # wondering if this twitter bubble will burst, or will something else come along and steal its thunder, or will it just die a slow death… # and trying to care.. # Powered by Twitter Tools.