Diary entries relating to "death"
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
In my present state of life, the question of whether or not we survive death has become of great interest to me. If we don’t, then I’m never going to know, so that doesn’t really bear much thinking about. But if we do, then I have a lot of questions about how to prepare, how to understand the life I am taking with me, and where I...
Thursday, March 1, 2012
We recently returned from a conference in Phoenix. Like most UFO conferences, it was a combination of the grand and the goofy. There were people who gave wise talks about serious, well-thought-out theories, while other people, wearing white doctors' coats, took people who thought they might be contactees into a booth where they shone a black light...
Monday, January 16, 2012
There's a whole "science" of collecting the last words of famous folk who are dying. The 19th century playwright and gay activist Oscar Wilde is supposed to have said, "Either the wallpaper goes, or I do." (he did).
Queen Elizabeth I was driving the country slightly mad because she had no progeny to inherit the...
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Whitley and I are always on a diet, and as I recommend in my diet book
, we allow ourselves one treat a week--whatever we want. Often it's the lemon cake with incredibly rich icing from our local bakery. If one of us doesn't eat their piece fast enough, the...
Monday, January 31, 2011
We just got the news that the 92-year-old mother of good friends of ours has died, and we are making preparations to travel there for the funeral. Since the state of her health wasn't good (she had just been diagnosed with inoperable cancer), it is probably a blessing. But what interests me is that it also seems to have been a choice. When I...
Saturday, January 1, 2011
In my last diary, I wrote about our recent journey
. While we are not back home yet, that journey has now been completed in a wonderful way, as if the sentence was being dotted with a period at the end.