Posts tagged "death"

Digital Death Day

"The Digital Death Day attendees were not all entrepreneurs working out their promising business plans. (And some of those business models make good sense. LegacyLocker, DataInherit, AssetLock, and Deathswitch are all new companies offering sensible and useful services, on the order of providing Web locations for safe password storage, or promising to notify...

City of Life and Death

There wasn’t a dearth of death in Benares; as one walked or drove on its streets, small groups of men bearing the dead on biers kept passing by with little fanfare about the nature of their procession. I saw many more dead bodies in three days in Benares than I had seen in the preceding...

I Think I Know Jack.

by Paul Creeden: Dr. Jack Kevorkian is the subject of You Don't Know Jack, an HBO film, which premiered on the cable network in April. Al Pacino plays “Dr. Death,” as Kevorkian was dubbed in 1956 after he performed, in his role as a pathologist, a photographic survey of the pupils of dying patients. Kevorkian...

Lost and Religious Mortality

by S. Brent Plate: "This is the end, my only friend the end . . . I'll never look into your eyes again" -Jim Morrison/ The Doors. Along with 10-20 million others, I just left the island for good, saying goodbye to my friends who have occupied me for the past few years: the scientists and skeptics, the...

Infinite Details

When my tender soul was saved dozens of years ago at Circle K camp in the rolling river hills of summertime Pennsylvania, it wasn't from fear of death or need for unconditional love but for humble credit of another's craft: the simple lines of a green and pliant pin oak leaf told me I best...

When Will God Carry the Torch?

“‘Our hopes are that God will intervene prior to the rest of us dying,’ said Clive Doyle, caretaker of the Mt. Carmel site and the keeper of the flickering Branch Davidian flame. ‘But we do have to face facts: Eventually everyone gets old and dies. We worry that we will go the way of the...