Tag Archives: death

Health Care Directive

I’ve been completing a Health Care Directive. It will probably be this week’s least-favorite task. The form’s nine pages let me outline how I see medical decisions. And who I’d like to make those decisions for me if I can’t. … Continue reading

Posted in discursive detours | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Estate Sale

The house where my wife grew up is empty now. The family has been dealing with what my father-in-law left behind when he died. My wife’s been contacting folks who had clocks and watches waiting to be repaired. That, and … Continue reading

Posted in discursive detours | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Sickness, Death, God, Love and Questions

Just when you thought it was safe to grow up — Folks in their 20s may run afoul of a quarter-life crisis: the doubt and disappointment of student loans, dull careers and iffy relationships. Others learn that they’re terminally ill. … Continue reading

Posted in discursive detours | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Death, Funerals — and Life

We celebrated my father-in-law’s funeral a week after his death. I’d planned on writing about that, and probably will. But not today. I ended up talking about funerals in general, Psalms and science — it’s about as linear as most … Continue reading

Posted in being Catholic, discursive detours | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments