Tag Archives: death and dying

Did He Finally “Break on Through to the Other Side”?

Jim Morrison (December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971) This post was inspired by a conversation I had yesterday with my son, Derek. We were discussing how Val Kilmer had absolutely nailed the portrayal of Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone’s … Continue reading

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She Used to Be a Groupie with The Band

Cathy Smith (April 25, 1947 – August 16, 2020) We watched the Gordon Lightfoot biography “If You Could Read My Mind” on the CBC last night. This woman’s story stood out from the rest of the documentary. At least two … Continue reading

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It Was A Good Day to Die

Cloe (September 1, 2005 – June 21, 2021) Susan and I spent an hour in bed this morning reminiscing about Cloe’s life. There is a hole where she used to be (laying between us, near our pillows) but we filled … Continue reading

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Cloe: The Last Mile

. . She’s Traveled a Long Way in Almost Sixteen Years . . . . Now, she’s crossing the Rainbow Bridge to meet up with Cheeko, her brother. . Happy trails, sweet princess.

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Returning to the Scene in the Library

A New World (2019) It’s hard to believe that more than 35 years have passed since Whitley Strieber had his close encounter of the third kind. Since Anne, his wife of 45 years, died in 2015, Whitley has come to … Continue reading

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A Pair of Star-Crossed Lovers from the Past

Mark Antony and Cleopatra This is a departure from my usual karmic astrological posts. This time I am examining the effect of the other’s death had on each individual. Normally, I would combine birth charts, and that tells us how … Continue reading

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He Slipped Away in the Night, While the Rest Slept

The Death of Prince Philip (April 9, 2021) I guess he didn’t want to see what 100 years looked like in the mirror. Prince Philip died yesterday, and I waited an extra day to see if Buckingham Palace would provide … Continue reading

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Death of the American Dream:

Death of a Salesman (February 10, 1949) I remember studying this play in high school. Even then, it seemed very old-fashioned. Set in the 1940’s, it chronicles the decline and fall of one man, Willy Loman, as he looks back … Continue reading

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A Supernatural Love Story

The Keeping Hours (2017) On the recommendation of Susan’s daughter, we watched this film on Netflix last night. I suppose I expected a spooky horror story, but this one, apart from a few haunting special effects, turned out to be … Continue reading

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Finding Hope and Meaning at Life’s End

Death Is But A Dream This is the book that brought the hospice work of Christopher Kerr to the public awareness. I haven’t read it, yet, but I will. Instead I watched the PBS documentary last night, with the same … Continue reading

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