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On the death of his brothers, my dad lied about his age and joined the army

On the death of his brothers, my dad lied about his age and joined the army in 1918. He was in the trenches long enough to be gassed and contract the early stages of tuberculosis from which he would eventually die just before my birth.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

I'm not great at dealing with death, I have to say. I find death very hard:

I'm not great at dealing with death, I have to say. I find death very hard: my mum, my dad, Sid Vicious. I'm not a monster; I feel it and it scares me. One death at a time, please, is all my heart will bear.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

A lawyer I once knew told me of a strange case, a suffragette who had never

A lawyer I once knew told me of a strange case, a suffragette who had never married. After her death, he opened her trunk and discovered 50 wedding gowns.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

The Wedding March has a bit of a death march in it.

The Wedding March has a bit of a death march in it.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

I've been looking at some video clips on YouTube of President Obama - then

I've been looking at some video clips on YouTube of President Obama - then candidate Obama - going through Iowa making promises. The gap between his promises and his performance is the largest I've seen, well, since the Kardashian wedding and the promise
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Once the attacks occur, as we learned on Sept. 11, it is too late. It makes

Once the attacks occur, as we learned on Sept. 11, it is too late. It makes little sense to deprive ourselves of an important, and legal, means to detect and prevent terrorist attacks while we are still in the middle of a fight to the death with al Qaeda.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

In this life and death case, I felt Mrs. Schiavo should receive the fullest

In this life and death case, I felt Mrs. Schiavo should receive the fullest due process from our legal system.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

With the death of bin Laden, it's finally time for Congress to bring back t

With the death of bin Laden, it's finally time for Congress to bring back the pre-9-11 legal norm, before we decided it was okay to toss out our civil liberties if the 'bad guys' were scary enough.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Death Row inmates are almost twice as expensive to house each year as other

Death Row inmates are almost twice as expensive to house each year as other inmates. Death penalty trials are much costlier than trials where execution is not a potential punishment and consume more time from judges, public defenders, and other legal pers
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

I have heard over and over again that the drilling business is a dangerous

I have heard over and over again that the drilling business is a dangerous business, and death is an expected part of the game, but I've also heard of the way that safety violations, human and environmental laws, and a concern for the local culture are fl
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

In Sleep we lie all naked and alone, in Sleep we are united at the heart of

In Sleep we lie all naked and alone, in Sleep we are united at the heart of night and darkness, and we are strange and beautiful asleep; for we are dying the darkness and we know no death.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Just think: in all the clean, beautiful reaches of the solar system, our pl

Just think: in all the clean, beautiful reaches of the solar system, our planet alone is a blot; our planet alone has death.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

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