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 »

May 15, 2011

The Buried Life

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Death is not exclusively the concern of aging boomers, seniors or the elderly. Two years ago MTV launched The Buried Life documenting four 20-year-olds on their journey to live a life of their dreams. They created a bucket list of the 100 things they wanted to do before they die. For every item they cross off their list, they help a stranger Read the rest of this entry »