doctor-assisted suicide

2016 March

So grab death and scream “Mine!” And what does it turn into?

2017-07-18T01:03:59+00:00 March 20th, 2016|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

It’s bedtime. Liz needs to get to the kitchen to make her snack for the next day. “Dad!” she says. “I’m afraid to go out there. Something’s there. I can feel it in my bones!” “That’s arthritis.” + But, really, it’s the kids who often come up with the most though-provoking comments. Sometimes they’re funny. [...]

2016 February

Don’t read. Don’t feel. Don’t think. (And DON’T tell the kids.)

2017-07-18T01:21:34+00:00 February 3rd, 2016|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

You never know what might happen when you pick up a book, even a book that has sat on your bookshelf for years like an old bottle of wine aged good and long for just the right moment. Such a book might even wake somebody up. That is the beauty of books, of course, their [...]

2016 February

How a world with assisted suicide would look

2017-07-18T01:22:39+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

(The Hamilton Spectator - Monday, February 1, 2016) It's 2049 and I'm an old man. I've made my decision. (At least I thought I made it.) It's for release. I've been given a choice in a pleasant manner for an injection or capsules. Soon this will all be over, another release into elsewhere, into eternity. They're out there, opinion polls on this procedure, on "release," what in your day was called "doctor-assisted suicide." Apparently most people are in favour. You have to wonder, though, about the questions.