Book Review

'Future Corpses' reminds us: Death isn't an 'if'

Book Review: While not religious in an institutional sense, this book contains the spiritual message that life is richer when you recognize that death is coming. That death is a part of living — indeed, a key component of living — and, as such, part of God's creation.

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At 69, I still find grace and God on the basketball court

Soul Seeing: Playing basketball at 69 is not easy on one's pride. Yet, two or three times a week, I'm out on the court with one set of friends or another, sweating, straining and exerting myself. Why? I think it has to do with that "grace and clumsy harmony."

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God is the ocean in which we all swim

Soul Seeing: Things happen in life, good and bad. Good things happen to bad people. Bad things happen to good people. Life isn't fair as anyone knows who has come to the realization, as humans must, that we are born to die. You and I live under a death sentence.

What death is trying to tell us

Soul Seeing: What the writer of Ecclesiastes tells us -- what God is telling us -- is that our job on Earth is to be alive to the fullness of life.