the art of a good death

Thomas Long, in his book Accompany Them With Singing: The Christian Funeral, takes on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross' classic On Death and Dying. One objection: "the implication in Kubler-Ross's work that knowledge of impending death somehow drives people rapidly up the stairway of emotional and ethical development is a fiction of the therapeutic culture." "The fact is... Continue Reading →

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the last enemy and the reigning Lord

Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim: "There are many shades in the danger of adventures and gales, and it is only now and then that there appears on the face of facts a sinister violence of intention - that indefinable something which forces it upon the mind and the heart of a man, that this complication of... Continue Reading →

Afraid of the Clown

From the question and answer section of "Your Three Year Old: Friend or Enemy", a book for parents published in 1976: The Letter: Dear Doctors: I have a problem of fear in a usually fearless boy who is just Three. When he was about a year old we gave him a clown that rolls back... Continue Reading →

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