Category Archives: Death

Ciao Pavarotti

Hearing of the passing of Luciano Pavoratti I remembered the first moment I heard that magnificent voice.  His wasn’t just a great voice–Pavoratti was the supreme tenor of our time and thanks to modern technology we will be able to continue enjoying his gift from this point onward.

He brought so much joy to so many, and the world is a better place for his having lived.

It made me sad to thing of his passing, but Pavoratti was a man of passion who lived life to the fullest.  I know he will be back to enjoy life again.


Sex and AIDS–Life and Death

It’s a pretty sorry state when we can be encouraged that “only” 29% of the pregnant women on our country are HIV positive. But that’s the news today out of South Africa.

How many Americans could confront walking down a street in Johannesburg today, knowing that 3 out of every 10 pregnant women we see are living under a death sentence and passing it on to their unborn children.

As reported in 2005 almost half of the 1,200,000 orphans in South Africa lost their parents to AIDS.

The people of the African continent, living under the thread to AIDS have the lowest life expectancy on Earth.

Obviously, sexual abstinence is the most effective preventative measure for sexually transmitted HIV, but what will it take to shift sexual mores to such a degree that we can make a dent in the problem?>> more