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Ready for the flight to heaven

In glancing through the obituaries in Wednesday’s Sacramento Bee, I noticed that an 87-year-old woman had “gained her wings 09/09/16.” Further down the page, I saw an ad for the Angel Care funeral home, complete with fluttering wings above the … Continue reading

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Add some years to your life with upbeat thinking

If you hate the thought of getting old, you may be shortening your life. That’s the conclusion of researchers from Yale and Miami universities. Their study found that older individuals with more positive self-perceptions of aging, measured up to 23 … Continue reading

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God, children and pit bulls

Since my college days, I’ve carried in my mind a question posed in Dostoyevsky’s novel “The Brothers Karamazov.” It comes during a debate between two of the brothers on reconciling evil in the world with an all-loving God.  The question … Continue reading

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Assisted-suicide bill is an affirmation of rational living

To hell with the gatekeepers. I don’t want doctors, priests, advocates for the poor and disabled or anyone else telling me when and how I can die. I don’t want a panel of physicians telling me to live with Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

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Choosing death can be an affirmation of life

The dithering over death in the California Legislature makes me irritable, given that I believe in personal freedom and don’t want to end my days the way my father did. Descent into senility isn’t a pretty picture.     Senate Bill … Continue reading

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