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death and euthanasia

posticon Death and Euthanasia

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We realize death and euthanasia are are grim-sounding title. But Spirit’s words today are uplifting and joyful, despite the subject.

Someone Berna and I know died recently. He’d been sick a long time, and was in terrible pain. Voluntary euthanasia is legal where he lived. He chose to end his life.

We have long been advocates for euthanasia. That’s alienated some of my family—and perhaps also some of our readers.

Spirit has talked about death, dying, and euthanasia many times over the years.Read more

posticon Is Life ALWAYS Worth Living? by John Cali and Spirit

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My work is done. Why wait? ~ Eastman Kodak founder George Eastman, in his suicide note written after long enduring intense pain from his degenerating spine.

George Eastman, 1854-1932George Eastman 1854-1932

You’ve probably heard about Brittany Maynard, the young woman with terminal brain cancer who decided to commit suicide earlier this week.

As I started writing this post my sister told me an elderly cousin, closing in on 100 years, had just died. She lived a good, long, and happy life.

Brittany, at the other end of the spectrum of life, was only 29.Read more