The good death has increasingly become a myth. Actually, it has always been for the most part a myth, but never nearly as much as today. The chief ingredient of the myth is the longed-for ideal of ‘death with dignity.’

Dr. Sherwin Nuland, author of How We Die

How We Die was written at a time when the prevailing medical practice was to use all means available to extend the life of terminally ill patients for as long as possible, even if aggressive treatment also caused extended suffering in the final days of life.  Nuland’s book made an impact on the national debate about end-of-life care, at a time when palliative care and the hospice movement were beginning to assume a bigger role in the care of terminally ill patients. 

Nuland passed away Monday at 83. You can hear part of his 1994 interview with Terry Gross here.

In a male-supremacist society, female power must logically appear illogical, mysterious, intimate, threatening. “Witch” stands for all those unnamable shadow acts of disappearance and withdrawal, self-cultivation, and self-medication that elude the social and sexual order. Editors’ Note: Witches (via nathanjurgenson)

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Pet crows give their owners names. This is identified by a unique sound they make around specific people that they would not otherwise make.”

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"Within Us" by ~Michelle-Harvey 



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Within us
Got a better picture! A3 piece for the Fall of Redd book

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Within us

Got a better picture! A3 piece for the Fall of Redd book

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The White Ravens of Qualicum Beach, Vancouver.
The birds are said not to be “albino,” but “leucistic,” a genetic defect resulting in birds that lack normal pigmentation. (“Albinism” is a result of the reduction of melanin.) They first appeared in Vancouver about 10 years ago, which is now known as the “White Raven Capital of the World.”



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The White Ravens of Qualicum Beach, Vancouver.

The birds are said not to be “albino,” but “leucistic,” a genetic defect resulting in birds that lack normal pigmentation. (“Albinism” is a result of the reduction of melanin.) They first appeared in Vancouver about 10 years ago, which is now known as the “White Raven Capital of the World.”

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 Geronimo: Hollywood’s Favorite Native for Over 100 Years
His compelling story, his enduring reputation and even his physical appearance make Geronimo ideal for film treatment. As a wire service item that was making the rounds in 1939 with the showing of the film Geronimo! noted, “There certainly was never a more appalling one [figure from the Southwest] than Geronimo, arch fiend and war lord of the Apache Indian tribe which fought the United States to the death for the arid wasteland they know as home.”

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Geronimo: Hollywood’s Favorite Native for Over 100 Years

His compelling story, his enduring reputation and even his physical appearance make Geronimo ideal for film treatment. As a wire service item that was making the rounds in 1939 with the showing of the film Geronimo! noted, “There certainly was never a more appalling one [figure from the Southwest] than Geronimo, arch fiend and war lord of the Apache Indian tribe which fought the United States to the death for the arid wasteland they know as home.”

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Celebration planned for 100 years of of Chiricahua freedom
The Mescalero Apache Nation of New Mexico and the Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma will be commemorating 100 years of freedom for the Chiricahua people this weekend. The Chiricahua Apache were taken into captivity in 1886 and kept as prisoners of war at various locations in the U.S. They were finally released in 1813 and 1814, with some returning to their homelands in southern New Mexico and others staying in Oklahoma. The events will include a parade and dances on the Mescalero Apache Reservation on Friday. On Saturday, the tribes will re-enact a trip the former prisoners of war took from Tularosa, New Mexico, to the present-day reservation.

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Celebration planned for 100 years of of Chiricahua freedom

The Mescalero Apache Nation of New Mexico and the Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma will be commemorating 100 years of freedom for the Chiricahua people this weekend. The Chiricahua Apache were taken into captivity in 1886 and kept as prisoners of war at various locations in the U.S. They were finally released in 1813 and 1814, with some returning to their homelands in southern New Mexico and others staying in Oklahoma. The events will include a parade and dances on the Mescalero Apache Reservation on Friday. On Saturday, the tribes will re-enact a trip the former prisoners of war took from Tularosa, New Mexico, to the present-day reservation.