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Alan Lee Takes Photos of Hospice Life

A dying photographer's poignant exhibition documents precious moments at the end of life

Alan Lee is dying. Since last June, the 69-year old freelance photographer has been a patient at the Assisi Hospice in Singapore, where he is suffering from end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. But Mr. Lee is not in … Continue reading

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Guilt and Shame at the End of Life

Living with a life-limiting illness can be much harder when you blame yourself

Make the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh. ~ Henry David Thoreau Joe sat in his living … Continue reading

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Why It’s OK to Cry about Leonard Nimoy

What we don't talk about when a celebrity dies

February 27, 2015 marked the first day I cried over a celebrity’s death. It was the day Leonard Nimoy, best known for his role as Spock on “Star Trek”, passed away from COPD complications. At 83, he had lived a … Continue reading

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