Recent Reviews for Derek J Humphry
The multiple language of dying and death (Article) - 11/2/2014 8:16:10 AM|
After I stopped laughing, I got serious to address this. While Shakespeare was one of the most well-known, others have continually changed the English language and given it more new words all the time. The result is that those speaking other, simpler, languages trying to learn English are constantly baffled by the multiplicity of terms we have for various common, ordinary things, like death and dying.
Not wishing to be in a vegetative state for very long, kept alive for the benefit of the medical hospital complex coffers, and not at all egotistical about my need to stay alive for as long as medical science can keep my heart pumping, I have written several requests to be terminated when I can no longer write cow crap or bull ship like this and just become an eating and pooping machine.
Unfortunately, I'm sure the good people who read my requests (in multiple forms) will misinterpret and do with me what they will. I'm sure I will be in no position to do anything about it except scream internally in my mind while they manipulate me and can't hear it.
Now that's a great idea for a short story…
Be Careful With Whom You Share Plans (Article) - 1/26/2005 1:53:30 PM
Scary. It seems to me most people, including those who are against euthanasia while in top form, will more than likely change their minds and attitude when faced with their own suffering while on death's threshold. Thanks for the heads up. Very good article, excellent writing.
The Future of the Right-to-Die Movement (Article) - 11/27/2004 11:30:24 PM
I'm a big campaigner for the right to die. I'm glad you introduced this very important topic.
The Future of the Right-to-Die Movement (Article) - 11/24/2004 3:02:37 PM
I personally do not see why Dr. K should be in prison. When someone has no chance of recovering from an illness it should be their decision on whether they want to continue. Life sciences should be taught in highschool so that a well educated student will know what his options are should he become brain dead. However I object as a nurse to starving someone to death. The options should be made available where a person can sign their own document and have placed in a secure place.
Be Careful With Whom You Share Plans (Article) - 6/4/2002 2:37:12 PM
It is a tricky topic,but I feel nobody has the right to make the decision of how and when for me.It seems to me,that most of the people who are against euthanasia are so because of religious persuasion,that was not based on personal conviction,but rather on indoctrination.Those same people I often hear talking about sending our sons and daughters to war to kill other innocent and ablebodied young people or risk being killed themselves.It often was a bullet in the front from an unknown enemy,who was in the same boat,or one in the back from your own leaders.I will not call on anybody to take resposibility for whatever decision I made when I am to meet my Maker.If we believe to be living in a democratic society,then we should be able to determine our own fate.Man should be master of his own destiny.
Cutting-edge debate on elder suicide in the Netherlands (Article) - 2/3/2002 7:59:08 PM
Cutting-edge debate on elder suicide in the Netherlands (Article) - 12/23/2001 7:16:13 AM
Being a senior citizen I find this very interesting. I've often said it's a good thing we can't die just because we want to, but I wonder................
Cutting-edge debate on elder suicide in the Netherlands (Article) - 12/21/2001 2:53:09 PM
Cutting-edge debate on elder suicide in the Netherlands (Article) - 12/21/2001 2:21:50 PM
Good question. I keep it the back burner. It's my decision. Thank you for the informative and interesting update. You had me thinking about Cleopatra's search - anything further on the asp?
David Arthur Walters