Category Archives: Death and living while dying

Choice is rest

“I set before you life and death: choose life.” At death-time, the choice is rest. :- Doug.

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Get over answers

Get over needing an answer. :- Doug.

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Diminishes frees lays

Every death diminishes me perhaps frees me and others lays on me responsibility :- Doug.

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Before they died

People die and the world changes and probably changed before they did :- Doug.

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Neither causes the other

Just because death comes after age does not mean one causes the other. :- Doug.

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Dying in time to live

Almost die In age we can See what does not matter We’re not facing our death Better dying in time to live :- Doug.

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Alex Trebek’s pancreatic cancer

Alex Trebek, the host of the TV show Jeopardy, announced recently that he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He said he plans to fight it. That saddens me. On a personal level, fighting to keep what one has when it … Continue reading

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Death is not a risk

Death is not a risk It happens to us all :- Doug.

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Choosing level of pain medication

I would like to choose my own level of pain medication at dying time—and level of consciousness. :- Doug.

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Right on past

We may be growing right on past our aging and death. :- Doug.

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Human end to life?

What is a human end of life? Full bore technology, do everything? Let nature take its course? Comfort measures? Each person to her own? :- Doug.

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Saw us open

Disease Divorce Debility Death Fillet us, saw us open Raggedly, display our gizzards Here meet profundity The curious craft of vulnerability :- Doug.

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I work on living and dying

I work on living and dying the inevitability of a life growing as it is gathering in dying as it is leading us to experience fullness of living :- Doug.

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Holding space for dying

Someone is going to be holding space for a woman planning her funeral with her family; might we hold space for folks planning their dying—living while dying? Or even their elder years? :- Doug.

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Write out my death

Write out my death. :- Doug.

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Need to live

The dying need to live. :- Doug.

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Improve lives–and deaths

We elder caring lawyers have an attitude beyond being purveyors of legal documents—we want to improve lives—and deaths. Let’s see how to apply that to lowly POAs. :- Doug.

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