Dying actually begins at conception. From the moment of conception the directions for a person’s demise are passed on to every cell.
The 4-4-4 rule says that we would perish without oxygen for four minutes, water for four days, or food for four weeks.
Many of these provisions are, to say the least, subject to interpretation. And people with dementia may refuse food one meal, and accept the next.
When New York Times columnist Frank Bruni isn’t driving me nuts, it’s usually because he’s on vacation from his (very well written) column.
Assisted suicide advocates are on a campaign to convince medical associations to adopt a position of “studied neutrality” (whatever that means).