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Zaahira commented on Death-Ed: because abstinence is not an option

Hi Dawn and Jessica,

LOVE this idea and am especially interested in possibilities for incorporating experiential components in the curriculum. It's one thing to discuss the end-of-life experience--though, admittedly, that would be a HUGE step towards normalizing it--and another to actually bear witness to it (speaking from experience). In the age of "trigger warnings", that might be a controversial line of thought, but I have an idea for how to make it (maybe) more palatable. How can I get in touch?

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Zaahira commented on Consider the end-of-life experience for pets

Thank you for reading, Peggy. Absolutely. Most studies indicate that 70 percent of Americans would prefer to die at home, if possible. In fact, 70 percent of Americans die in an institutional setting (hospital, nursing home, or long-term care facility). This was not the case just 100 years ago. Home dying may not be the right choice for everyone--it requires planning, caregiver support, and close coordination with doctors--but I hope that it can be an option more people consider. 

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Zaahira commented on Build Aerial Ropeways for Water Delivery

Hi Shane, thanks for your question! I'm not sure about HARC's plans, but there are in fact a number of ropeway projects that are in various stages of development in the same northern state (Uttarakhand). Most of these are aimed at boosting tourism and being funded through public-private partnerships. As far as replication goes, red tape has been a big problem, at least with PPP funding; some of the projects have been delayed for years, which has led the companies that are involved to threaten to pull out.