Death Cafe profile for estrayer

New Blog post: When I Imagine Death as a Woman

Posted by estrayer on Sept. 9, 2017, 8:37 p.m.

Looking at death as being a woman came to me the other day when I ran across some pictures of death as a woman. I typically think of the same old image of a man in a robe and hood with a scythe. He is behind or beside some poor bugger in a bed in his last breath. The picture is sentimental and melancholic. [Including a discussion of violent death is avoided here because to ...

New Blog post: Current Readings I Thought to Share

Posted by estrayer on May 16, 2017, 3:45 p.m.


"I hope the end is joyful - and I hope never to come back"
                                  ~Frida Kahlo,
1954,  just before she died at age 47.

I have been diagnosed with an illness that appears incurable short of a lung transplant. Bummer. The transplant solution itself is uncertain and life-changing. So I find myself consumed by four main topics of inquiry that may be relevant to this group: They are: The persistence of humans ...