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Matter of Opinion archive for Feb. 25, 2008

MONDAY, FEB. 25, 2008

Vigil or no vigil? Service or no service?

(S-R file photo by Christopher Anderson)The Death and Dying Dialogues series prompted me to write my Sunday column on baby boomer death and dying trends, such as Hospice houses, holistic hospital settings and green burials.One trend I labeled "negative" was this trend:There are boomers who...

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A word about this blog

Some comments were taken down over the weekend, because they violated important rules of decorum: No name-calling. No foul language.Sorry to burst bubbles on people's pet theories for why those posts were removed. It really was in reaction to juvenile posting methods, not whether we...

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International harmony

I have been closely following this event through other news sources, but it would be nice to have it mentioned somewhere in Blog-dom that The New York Philharmonic Orchestra have arrived in Pyongyang, North Korea, where they are slated to perform in concert, which is...

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