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‘Being Mortal’

With the advent of the DVD, moviemakers have offered viewers the option to watch alternate endings of their favorite movies. A “director’s cut” lets us choose one ending over another, according to our preferences. Atul Gawande’s book, “Being Mortal,” allows individuals in declining health or with a terminal illness to consider alternate endings to their […] Read More

Since my last column, I have survived a 5.8 magnitude earthquake that was felt as far north as Boston and the gusting fury of Hurricane Irene, which ripped up a half dozen ancient oaks on my street and left most of the city without power.  I don’t mean to be dramatic, but as I stood in my […] Read More

A sermon delivered by Keith Herron, Pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City Mo., on April 10, 2011 Ezekiel 37:1-14       You likely already know this, but most of the Top Ten television dramas on TV today deal with sickness, death, buried bodies in all manner of decay, and the forensic clues a dead body reveals to […] Read More