being towards death

radically accepting finitude

Living with Grief

Everyone has their own unique way of grieving, it seems, and their own way of thinking through the death of a person they love. But there is something disturbing about … Continue reading

November 23, 2014

RIP Brittany Maynard

Brittany Maynard, who announced she would end her life on Nov. 1 after being diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma, died Saturday. She was 29. Maynard moved to Portland, Oregon, with … Continue reading

November 3, 2014

Grandmother, 86, starves herself to death after UK’s assisted suicide laws ‘left her with no alternative’

A GRANDMOTHER who wanted to end her life has starved herself to death because she had “no alternative”.  Jean Davies, 86, fasted for five weeks claiming it was the only … Continue reading

October 20, 2014

Brain cancer patient plans Nov. 1 assisted suicide: Seeks death with dignity

YouTube Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old woman battling stage 4 brain cancer, plans to die on November 1 via assisted suicide and has launched a nationwide campaign for death with dignity … Continue reading

October 8, 2014

Why I Hope to Die at 75

Ezekiel J. EmanuelThe AtlanticSeptember 17, 2014 That’s how long I want to live: 75 years. This preference drives my daughters crazy. It drives my brothers crazy. My loving friends think … Continue reading

September 23, 2014

On Experiencing Cotard’s syndrome

by Esmé Weijun Wang, the-toast.net June 25 Let’s note that I write this while experiencing psychosis, and that much of this has been written during a strain of psychosis known … Continue reading

September 20, 2014

Belgian murderer Van Den Bleeken wins right to die

A Belgian man serving a life sentence for rape and murder will be allowed to have doctors end his life, after a landmark ruling. Unable to control his violent sexual … Continue reading

September 16, 2014