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Christopher Hitchens on “Death”

I saw an article today which talked about the essayist Christopher Hitchens’ book “Mortality” which is described as an honest book about facing death. [Hitchens died in December 2011] I have put this on my reading list, but thought I … Continue reading

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Parents Devotion to a Dying Infant — Avery’s Bucket List

What would you do if you had an infant who might not live to her second birthday? Many might get lost in sorrow. But this family has chosen a completely different path. They created a bucket list for their infant … Continue reading

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Contemplating Mortality, Facing the Challenges at the End of Life

What if we understand death as a developmental stage — like adolescence or mid-life? Dr. Ira Byock is a leading figure in palliative care and hospice in the United States. He says we lose sight of “the remarkable value” of … Continue reading

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