Tag Archives: Fear of Death

Check Your Check Book

As I was recording some expenses in my checking program, it occurred to me that a quick measure of the quality of a life is how many checkbook entries are classified as gifts, contributions, entertainment, leisure or personal care. There … Continue reading

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Walking the Earth

My dad died in 1990 at eighty-one. At the wake (called a visitation where I come from), I stood in front of his casket and thought, “his time to walk the Earth is over.” I began to think about my … Continue reading

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Why Did I Do This?

In front of me, the sky is clear and blue. I am getting closer to it by the second. My heart is starting to beat faster and my entire body is a knot. Why did I do this, I am … Continue reading

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New Years Day: What will we remember?

We often mark the new year by asking ourselves what we want to change about our lives. I suggest you ask a different question. When you are very old and death could come pretty much any time, what will you … Continue reading

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Fear of Death

Sometimes people have fears about death.  What can I tell them.  We will all die someday.  It is one of the four great existential truths.  Most of us don’t want to die any sooner that we have to, but to … Continue reading

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