Die before you die

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By David Reeves, guest columnist

Almost every day, I take a walk through a sea of headstones. Most of them are small and identical. A few are imposing and ornate. All of us end up at such a place, or in an urn, or in a lab at a medical school. But death is not the great Satan. It is the flip-side of the coin of life. And in linear terms, you will be dead much longer than you will be alive. This is not morbid, it’s just reality. Woody Allen had a good line: “I don’t mind dying; I just don’t want to be there when it happens.”

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