The Death of the Fear of Death

Death is a subject we’d rather not think or talk about. But how can we ignore it when it jumps out at us every day from the TV we watch and newspapers we read? So, it’s not surprising that three of our readers have written in about their concerns about death and asked for my comments. Perhaps my replies to …

To Live Forever

(Information from this essay comes from the pages of the following websites: Wikipedia.org, mnn.com, forbes.com. organdonor.gov., donatelifeny.org., and the following books “Yes I Can!” by Kenneth J. Brown, “Water Into Wine” by Tom Harpur, “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Dr. Viktor E. Frankl)  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * We …

Old Age: Facts, Fiction, and Foresight

Finally, a subject I’m qualified to write about: Old Age! Not that I feel old at age 76, but every time I bump into friends that I haven’t seen for a while, they remark how well and serene I look. Those comments remind me of what mourners say about the dearly departed at a funeral: “My, doesn’t (s)he look good? …

It is never too late to be what you might have been

Some people my age (62 at the time of this writing) believe it is too late to follow their dream. You don’t have to be 62 to believe it is too late. In fact, I was only 26 when I felt that way. You see, a friend asked me to join him in going to the university. But I’m too …

Helping the Dying to Live

One day we will all have to visit, help, or comfort a dying person. How should we treat someone with a terminal illness? Shouldn’t we treat them the same way we treat anyone else? Why should we treat them differently when there is no difference between us. After all, aren’t we all dying? Yes, we are all dying, but until …