Category Archives: Ask Me Anything!

Ask Me Anything #5: Regrets

(This “ask me anything” answer is in response to a class of young college students’ questions.) Do you have any regrets? Or, is there anything you would have done differently in your life if you’d known you’d die at this … Continue reading

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Ask Me Anything #4: Interactions

(This “ask me anything” answer is in response to a class of young college students’ questions.) Did people distance themselves from you? Do people treat you differently? I’m not sure. Nobody close to me stayed away, in any case. There … Continue reading

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Ask Me Anything #3: Assisted Dying

(This “ask me anything” answer is in response to a class of young college students’ questions.) Would you consider assisted dying? Yes, I would. It is not my plan, however. I hope to die naturally, with pain control and other … Continue reading

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Ask Me Anything #2: Preparing

(This “ask me anything” answer is in response to a class of young college students’ questions.) How are you preparing yourself? At first I had to “put my affairs in order,” which means writing or updating a will (which should … Continue reading

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Ask Me Anything #1! Initial Reactions

Kelly McKinney, a teacher at John Abbott College in Montreal, recently asked me if I would participate in her Humanities course called Views on Death and Dying. We went with an “ask me anything” format, so the students sent me … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Oliver

My son Oliver and I recently accepted an invitation to answer some “ask me anything” questions from a class of college students in a course called Death and Dying. Here are Oliver’s answers to the questions they had for him … Continue reading

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