Tag Archives: death
My Father’s Passing
Forty years ago today, my father passed away prematurely. If alive, he would have been ninety six. It was his heart that failed after the arteries got blocked. At the time, 1980, while bypass heart surgery was already available, it … Continue reading
Rivers of blood
Right now , this minute, there may be a team of people sitting at the R&D offices of a famous Asian mobile phone manufacturer, planning features for a device I will be using a year from today. Right now, this … Continue reading
The secret to happiness (part V)
This post concludes a mini-series of entries about the secret to happiness. Click here if you wish to read this mini-series of posts, starting at the very first entry. In a previous post we discussed the realization that one can … Continue reading
The secret to happiness (part II)
This post further elaborates a point made in a previous entry, that “The greatest obstacle we face when seeking happiness is fear.” My observation is that at the root of most, if not all fears, including the fear of death, is the … Continue reading
When I was a boy of six, I had a friend named Yossi. He was a kind child, always smiling, and readily sharing his toys during our play-dates. Within a year of us becoming friends, his hair was suddenly gone. … Continue reading
Sitting at a coffee shop, I am watching an older gentleman playing a computer game on his laptop. He is probably my age, but of course that to me he looks much older… At any rate, from afar it looks … Continue reading
Is there a good death?
In light of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s demise, a question came to mind: is one sort of death better than another? Is there really a good way to die? Religiously, various sects may claim there is; each pointing to their chosen … Continue reading
What happens after we die?
What happens after we die? I can’t truly answer that question but turns out that many people experience death anxiety years before that final event. Lots of people have different opinions about what takes place shortly after we exhale that … Continue reading