Brittany Maynard’s death stirs thoughts about the gift of life

JoeTowalski Editorial My mother was a great teacher, but she taught some of her most important lessons after becoming ill and losing her ability to communicate Much has been written about the suicide death Nov. 1 of Brittany Maynard, both by supporters of the choice made by the 29-year-old terminal brain cancer victim and by…

Woman’s impending suicide not just a personal act

What I do affects others, and others’ lives affect me — and with that influence comes responsibility  By now, you are familiar with the story of 29-year-old Brittany Maynard’s public declaration that she will end her own life on Nov. 1 — two days after her husband’s birthday and, ironically, the church’s celebration of all…