Tuesday, November 4, 2008
. . . the rope!
Now don't forget the rope!
Hemlock Society Manual
At the doctor's office today I overheard one elderly woman say to another, "Now don't forget the rope." I imagined the last "nag" a wife might give a husband as he announced his intention to go to another world (suicide is on my mind since I have just been given some warm clothes from a couple who shared a house with someone who decided to leave planet Earth).
And then there is the tragedy of any election—that almost half the country doesn't get what it wanted.
I tried (and failed) to convince my students that it was better to be able to appreciate a sidewalk than to own a yacht. With the sidewalk t...