July 15, 2011

#death

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At the recent memorial service of our family friend David, his friends had a lot to say. And they said it in his words. Speaking from over 5000 saved emails, text messages and fb posts, his soul was revealed. This archiving was powerful, both provocative and revealing.

I frequently instruct my kids that every word they write, and text is permanent. I do this to allay a false sense of privacy, to protect them Read the rest of this entry »

July 6, 2011

What If

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What if I told you that a dead man has spoken to me? That he gave specific guidance, and it all came true? Would you believe me? Let’s say you would. Now what? What are the implications in knowing that there is a dimension where the past can speak to the present about the future? For me, it’s overwhelming. Should I l Read the rest of this entry »

June 15, 2011

Rites

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Kevorkian saw himself as King or Mandela. I saw him as more creepy than courageous. I didn’t understand that he was intentionally provocative. In the HBO documentary Kevorkian, he says, “Someone has to go to jail for change to happen.” And he did, and change happened.

He died as he intended, quietly and without pain. Just the way he intended for all of us to die, as we choose, and with dignity. But his was not a quiet life. His New York Times obituary confirms the controversial paradigm shift Read the rest of this entry »