Tag Archives: Death

What keeps us alive?

She told him that her depression had returned and that she was thinking about suicide again. Guns were moved out of the house, medications were reevaluated and changed and pretty soon things felt like they were back to normal. They … Continue reading

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The illusion of self-importance

“Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark.” – Carl Sagan When … Continue reading

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Choosing between death or a new tax plan

I have a sad tax tale. Once upon a time I owned some Apple stock. I bought it cheap using some roll-over IRA money that I had when I changed jobs in the late 1980’s. Sometime in the 1990’s I … Continue reading

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What we bury

“If any of you cry at my funeral, I’ll never speak to you again!” – Stan Laurel As I pedal my bicycle all over the county I pass little memorials erected on the side of the road. Signs and homemade … Continue reading

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Memories of heaven

It is funny being around people who you have known your whole life, people that have known me my whole life. I attended my aunts memorial service yesterday and saw uncles, aunts and cousins that sadly I hadn’t seen since the … Continue reading

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The math of living and dying

I think about life in terms of generations rather than individual lives. My interest in Genealogy is probably the reason for this. So in terms of generations, within my family, I am creeping up to the top, next inline for … Continue reading

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Life and death in the forest

“The world is afflicted by death and decay. But the wise do not grieve, having realized the nature of the world.” –  The Buddha My wife and I try to hike in the Pisgah National Forest every Sunday, specifically in … Continue reading

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