A eulogy for my Dad

As I get older, I realize more and more just how long a life actually is. How full of memories and moments one’s life is. It’s so difficult to pack in almost 79 years of a life into the few minutes I have here. It’s already been over four weeks since Dad died, yet it hardly…

A eulogy for my Dad

On death

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears…

On death

Rest in Peace

It was with a heavy heart that I had to let everyone know on Friday evening that after marrying her sweetheart Neil in a beautiful ceremony earlier in the afternoon, my younger sister Sarah, who had been suffering with cancer since last year, succumbed after contracting pneumonia last week and passed away shortly before 6 p.m., surrounded by her family…

Rest in Peace

Life amongst death

A visit to the ruined city of Pompeii is primarily about history, destruction and death. But there is a great deal of life there too; not just the tourists in abundance, but also a wide range of gardens and plants which have flourished amongst the dusty courtyards and cobbled streets. Beautiful hedges, flowers and trees are a welcome relief amongst…

Life amongst death