imagine your / body out- / living your / mind.
Onward and upward forever?
The realities of an individual life—and of aging—reveal the limits of unlimited growth and expansion.
What we want at the end
Talking about how we hope to die can help avoid needless suffering for our loved ones as well as for ourselves.
On the days I eat
Music is a spiritual discipline for me. And I only need to practice on the days I eat.
The unwanted gift of a new chair
Be present to other people as they are, not as you want them to be.
On becoming old-old
Living to be 87 is a surprise, and I’m finding that old-old is different than just plain old.
After a dying dad
‘Old life recomposes into new life, and we are not separate from this grand, inclusive, regenerative scheme.’
My dear, you shall have them
Shedding possessions as I age is a family—and faith—tradition.
Choice at the end
In Oregon, terminally ill people have the right to seek a prescription to end their lives—thanks in large part to Unitarian Universalists.
Cross my heart and hope to die
When my end comes, I hope I will have the power to die well.
Resources for older adults
Disco ball and candlelight
At First Parish in Bedford, worship is ‘holy theater’ and anything but stuffy.