How Can We Prepare For A Graceful Death? About BJ Miller’s TED TALK : At the end of our lives, what do we most wish for? BJ Miller is a palliative care physician who thinks about how to create a dignified, graceful end of life for his patients.
Elegy–A Poem. An elegy is, as Edward Hirsch writes, “a poem of mortal loss and consolation.” This elegy first records the stray, important thoughts that come when the poet listens to Bach. Only at the end do we come upon the particular loss, and the consolation of possibility.
Legendary Songwriter with Alzheimer’s Wins Grammy Award For His Final Epic Ballad! Glen Campbell won the 2015 Grammy award for Best Country Song for his final ballad, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You.” His wife attended the pre-telecast portion and accepted the award on his behalf, as Campbell was unable to attend. The legendary singer-songwriter has…
In this blog post, a retired nurse recounts her exploration of the phenomenon of the dying seeing their deceased relatives before they die. Whether her mother’s vision of her dead husband was real or not, she is comforted.