Archive | November, 2008

How we go on?

How we go on? While thinking about this basic existential question, I came back to a small gem of a poem, Gary Snyder’s “Axe Handles.” In the poem, Snyder addresses one of the ways that we indeed do go on: through relationships. He includes a number of relationships: teacher to pupil, older poet to younger, […]

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How We Go On

The current ACT production of “The Quality of Life” offers a powerfully acted and beautifully written examination of some of today’s controversial morality issues. A character in the play, sick with end-stage cancer, chooses euthanasia. His wife, so as to not live life alone after his death, contemplates suicide. Against this backdrop and that of […]

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