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Realising oneself in life and in death

You have a “right” to choose when and how you die and, unless you have been incarcerated, it is not that easy to take the right away from you. Whether you use it wisely is another matter. Whether you manage … Continue reading

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Euthanasia – on the big and the small screen

How to Die in Oregon tells the stories of terminally ill Oregonians as they decide when, and whether, to end their lives at the time and circumstance of their own choosing under Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act. From its opening … Continue reading

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Preparing a holiday from life

Many people look forward to the holiday festival periods as a break from work. Getting away from the daily grind, being able to put our feet up. Freedom from day to day hassles. Yet some people – those with unbearable … Continue reading

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Edinburgh festival tackles assisted suicide

The Arts can sometimes let us see things differently, more clearly than any amount of words. This year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) has no less than three films dealing with the dilemmas of rational suicide and assisted suicide. Third … Continue reading

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