A review suggests "Knocking on Heaven's Door" is a book I've been waiting for. A memoir by a daughter helping her mother get her father's pacemaker turned off because it's keeping him alive as a vegetable. Doctors oppose them every step of the way. She argues we desperately need a new way, a new attitude, of death. Hear, hear! Must check this out.
Charles Deemer teaches screenwriting at Portland State University. He is a playwright, novelist, screenwriter, and pioneer in hyperdrama. He was the editor of Oregon Literary Review and the artistic director of Small Screen Video.
"Having written almost daily for over 40 years, I can say that writing is not a job or a vocation or a profession--it is an existence. It is a way of being in the world."
"Wall Street owns the country. It is no longer a government of the people, by the people and for the people, but a government of Wall Street, by Wall Street, and for Wall Street." Mary Ellen Lease, 1890
"All humanity's troubles come from not knowing how to sit still in one room," - Blaise Pascal.