Tag Archives: death


It’s Labor Day as I write this. One of those odd days in the year that no mail is delivered but our weekday routines go on. The NPR news is more sensible than it is on the weekends. There’s less … Continue reading

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The strange story of John, continued

This is a continuation of The strange story of John begun in an earlier post.  As I wrote the history of John’s final months I found it was getting too long for one post.  The final days will come in … Continue reading

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Death and funerals

I have been thinking a lot about death lately.  Not in a panic or a depression, but in a more analytical or contemplative way.  Perhaps I am coming to terms with death’s finality and its reality.   There are a … Continue reading

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