Goodreads Review How We Die

How We Die: Reflections of Life’s Final Chapter by Sherwin B. Nuland My rating: 4 of 5 stars Each chapter details a different death – Alzheimer’s, AIDS, Cancer, Suicide, etc. The author is a doctor so he really gets into the medical terminology and makes it accessible to the layperson. “It is also the recognition … Continue reading

Death and Love

“Death is our friend precisely because it brings us into absolute and passionate presence with all that is here, that is natural, that is love.” – Rainer Maria Rilke In the last 5 years I’ve had family, friends, and friends who are more like family pass away. All 40 and younger. All died during the Holidays. … Continue reading

2 Funerals and No Weddings

Over the past month I have attended 2 funerals. One was for a young family member and the other was for a friend of the family. I do not cry very often and did not cry at either. I felt a bit perplexed that I was not my crying. The years of meditation and yoga … Continue reading

Goodreads Review of Mortality

Mortality by Christopher Hitchens My rating: 5 of 5 stars I was not familiar with his work but read a review of the book and thought it would be an interesting read. Over the last few years I’ve attended more funerals than weddings. Most were friends’ whose mother or father passed. More and more of … Continue reading