Our second Roundtable of September examines “The Good Short Life,” by Dudley Clendinen.Diagnosed with ALS, Clendinen reflects on the past suffering of those closest to him and decides that he would prefer to approach death on his own terms, ending his life at a moment of his choosing. His essay ran July 9 in the New York Times. Laurie Hertzel.
The Good Short Life, D Clendinen. Tags: recording, London, haunting music, Leonard Cohen. Content: July 9, 2011 The Good Short Life By DUDLEY CLENDINEN BALTIMORE I HAVE wonderful friends. In this last year, one took me to Istanbul. One gave me a box of handcrafted chocolates. Fifteen of them held two rousing, pre-posthumous wakes for me.
The Good Short Life Dudley Clendinen shares his experience on having Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis also known as the Lou Gehrig’s disease in his review article, Good Short Life. In this text, Clendinen not only wrote about his experience with ALS, but he also wrote about his thoughts about life and facing death. Due to him being diagnosed with Bulbar ALS, a worse case of ALS, he has little.
Just last week, this blog discussed the NY Times essay by Dudley Clendinen about living with ALS (aka amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and his plans for his death. Clendinen’s definition of what constituted a meaningful life and his plans to end his life at a certain point moved columnist David Brooks to not only applaud Clendinen’s decision but to suggest that more.
I finally turned to the opinion page, and there under the title, “The Good Short Life,” was a well-written piece by Dudley Clendinen, former reporter for The New York Times. Dudley Clendinen has ALS.
After the battle ended and the silence returned my husband looked down at the from ENGL 226 at Northwestern State University.
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I've been reading Eats, Shoots and Leaves. I'm not particularly fond of it per say, but over the past few days, I have found that it made an impact on the way that I look at the things around me. As I finish up my essay, I hope to be able to show this point. The book is successful in it's purpose, quite possibly because of the humor and rhetoric.