| Dec 18, 2011
Colleen Kegg hasn't worked out the details of her exit plan yet. But about one thing, Kegg is clear: When she can no longer feed herself or go to the bathroom without assistance, she will take steps to end her life. A rare and incurable neurological...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 5:29 PM
We had to put Felix to sleep last month. I say "had to put him to sleep" because I can't bear the thought there might have been an alternative.
I had two other dogs who lived to be 21 before dying at home. Toward the end, several people had suggested I...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 9:55 PM
| Jan 17, 2012
| 4:50 PM
It was almost midnight when a deep feline cry could be heard from the back of the house. It was something like the loud, low-pitched howling you sometimes hear from cats in heat, but this was different. It was more of an agonized cry for help.
| Jan 22, 2012
A series of heavy doors slid open, one by one, at the Pima County Jail. And finally I was sitting with 53-year-old Sanford "Sandy" Garfinkel, who had just been sentenced to 16 years in prison for killing his terminally ill wife by holding a pillow over...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 9:51 AM
Time for a little fall window-shopping, a quickie preview of what might tempt the serious gift-buyer in the next couple of months.
Paradigm Millenia CT 2.1 System and AERA Radio: The Canadian speaker company developed the Millenia CT (for "Compact...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 4:10 PM
Savor the victory. The power structure conspired to perpetuate hell for Mildred and Elwood "Woody" Osman of Cherryville, but they prevailed.
After 64 years of marriage, Woody took a .38-caliber revolver to the hospice room at Lehigh Valley Hospital in...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 5:17 PM
There does not seem to be any middle ground on the issue of physician-assisted suicide. In fact, going by the reactions to Friday's column on that topic, there is no support for any ground other than that for the right of individuals to make end-of-life...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 6:17 PM
I hate to be a party pooper. So I've been eager to join the celebration over "No-Kill December" — the first time that Los Angeles city animal shelters have managed to go an entire month without euthanizing any adoptable dogs or cats.
But I couldn'...
| Oct 14, 2010
| 9:34 PM
A suburban Detroit man whose Rottweiler was given a new leash on life after surviving a botched euthanasia attempt said he has neither the heart nor the money to try the procedure again. Redford Township resident Matt Olivarez, 27, said......