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Michael commented on Passive Suicide

The mysterious variety of deaths is matched only by the equal variety of lives. 

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Michael commented on Is "death" a four letter word?

Practice reveals that practice helps.

As a physician walking into these rooms of people out of touch with the experience unfolding that they are a part of, I rarely call them out about their distance from the experience, but rather simply invite them closer to the truth by acknowledging the death occuring without fanfare.  It's not the word that matters....its the normality of demonstrated presence.

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Michael commented on Is "death" a four letter word?

In the hospital that use the word "expired". 

I am not a credit card or a carton of milk.

These euphemisms are critically necessary guides to the exact places where human beings are in conflict with themselves