Entries tagged 'death'

  • Birth/Death Pulse
    I've been re-reading Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand by Samuel R. Delaney. I first read it when I was about 18 or 19, and found it recently on a bargain table in a
  • Dying
    My grandmother lives in an apartment building geared for the elderly. It's not a nursing home, but more for independent elderly on fixed income. It's run through Hamilton
  • The Heart of Friday Night
    Heading towards Valentine's Day... Last night was a first for me at work - I talked to a man that, literally, had a heart in his hands. He was a doctor we picked up at the
  • New Year's Day
    The New Year's celebrations being over, it was time to head home. On this particular night it's next to impossible to find a taxi, so one is left with few options when hom
  • Unanswerable Questions
    When someone asks you if their mother ever liked them, was ever proud of them, how do you respond without hurting them, when the only answers you have will not fill the vo
  • The Funeral
    I have this memory; he is holding a baby in his arms, trying to breath life into its little blue body. He doesn't succeed; and I think that hit him harder than he will eve
  • Ashes
    I got my mother's ashes today. So strange how little space the human body takes up like that. I did not want to touch it at first. I don't have weird hang-ups about death,
  • Things / Marie Kondo and the Privilege of Clutter
    Marie Kondo and the Privilege of Clutter I've been thinking of how little
  • Death Diamonds
    It never occurred to me until a few minutes ago, but I have just solved two problems with one stone. Literally. Now, there are two things I dislike - diamonds and wasting
  • Lies my family told me
    I was just watching one of those medical dramas where they throw the big moral "you or your baby" questions at you, which led to a discussion with a friend about the lifel
  • I will if you will
    The lawyer I've been dealing with in regards to my mother's estate, is the smoothest character on the block. I wish I could have gotten yesterday morning's interaction on