I'm seeing more articles about "biohacking" by rich dudes. One subset seems to be looking for immortality, or at the very least to extend their lives or mitigate the effects of ageing. It strikes me as the archetypical problem of a beautiful woman trying to keep their looks as they get older. All of us … Continue reading Biohacking Bullshit
I am subject to old age. I am subject to illness. I am subject to death. I must be parted and separated from everyone and everything dear and agreeable to me. I am the owner of my karma.
"Only about one in five receiving CPR in a hospital leave the hospital alive. Only 1 in 10 elderly patients receiving CPR are alive a year later... ...A society's death rituals make a statement not only about what it means to die, but also what it means to live. For a world obsessed with technology, … Continue reading CPR as Death Ritual | Topic
Nick Cave answers questions from his fans. His response answering a question on grief and communicating with the dead is simply great: "It seems to me, that if we love, we grieve. That’s the deal. That’s the pact. Grief and love are forever intertwined. Grief is the terrible reminder of the depths of our love … Continue reading The Red Hand Files
"I have heard it said that modern dying means dying more, dying over longer periods, enduring more uncertainty, subjecting ourselves and our families to more disappointments and despair. As we are enabled to live longer, we are also condemned to die longer. In that case, it should come as no surprise that some of us … Continue reading Modern Dying
"Why was it so striking, though? In its refreshing brevity, A Mortician’s Tale is eminently successful at what it sets out to accomplish. It’s wholly pleasant and always instructive, even in its mundane moments, which, in themselves, are educational. It pries open a less accessible life experience and gives players the opportunity to understand a … Continue reading A Mortician’s Tale
"'Dying isn’t the end of the world,' my mom liked to joke, after she was diagnosed as terminal. I didn’t really understand it until, suddenly, I did—when my breast cancer became metastatic and incurable. There are so many things that are worse than death: old grudges; a loveless life; insufficient self-awareness; severe constipation; a lack … Continue reading Dying Isn’t the End of the World