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daily kaddish: for jack kevorkian, md

Last Friday, Dr Jack Kevorkian died at age 83 of natural causes. Continue reading

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a kaddish for those who choose their ends

They offed themselves. Both of them, together. She’s pissed, and devastated, and who wouldn’t be? But I can’t help admiring their decision, even as I share her grief and anger. Continue reading

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reasons for staying alive

We were signing papers. Getting them notarized. It was a jocular moment. I was trying hard to keep it that way. I was giving him complete authority to take over my affairs should my brain start to melt and/or body … Continue reading

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a conundrum for our compassion

a ten-year-old murder case in San Jose begets murder last week and presents a conundrum for our compassion Continue reading

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