Gringo View: Is Now a Good Time to Write Your Own Obituary?

For me the task begins with thinking back over the years of a very active existence, astonished at just what I can recall in almost photographic detail and what, despite very considerable effort, cannot be dredged up from my memory at all.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) How many of us, stranded and isolated for the past months by the pandemic and unable to have normal contact with an everyday outside world have wondered about the inevitability of our own deaths?

This gringo has. And with all the death around us, it would be surprising if most of us have not.

A recipient of a regularly rising wave of notices announcing the passing of school and university classmates, each day I do a quick mental calculation of my age compared to the average of the subjects in the on-line obits. And . . .

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