Tag Archives: death

The Comedy of Tragedy

This week I saw a video of a crippled man ramming an elevator shaft door with his motorized cart before busting the door open and plummeting to his death.  It was hilarious. Or at least that’s what the internet tried … Continue reading

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A Grand Absurdity of Existence

Within the last five minutes of my uncle’s life, I spoke with him on the phone. I suppose it’s more accurate to say I spoke at him.  I was with my mother at the time, and my father, who was … Continue reading

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The Best of All Possible Funerals

Let me tell you about my uncle. His name is Bob.  He grew up in San Francisco.  He lived in Seattle.  Over a year ago, he was diagnosed with a terminal brain cancer that left him paralyzed on one side … Continue reading

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