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 »

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 »