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Beyond the shutters

“Everything we say about death, is actually about life,” Kyoki Mori writes in an essay about her mother’s suicide, included in the new anthology The Inevitable: Contemporary Writers Confront Death. How does this single line resonate in my life and … Continue reading

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David Sealy, PhD

I’m editing a PhD thesis for a student who is no longer living. He died within weeks of delivering the thesis to his advisor at the University of Toronto. It’s an eerie and painful thing to tamper with the highly … Continue reading

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Grand Dame of Philosophy: Philippa Foot

  Philippa Foot died on October 3, 2010. Her ninetieth birthday. She was an Oxford-educated philosopher. She was Iris Murdoch’s best friend and sometime lover. Yesterday a tweet alerted me to an excellent obituary published in the Guardian, written by Jane O’Grady. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/oct/05/philippa-foot-obituaryContinue reading

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