“At any given moment, more than half a million people are in the air. What happens when one of them gets seriously ill—or even dies—mid-flight?” Emma Brockes reports on why no one ever actually dies on an aircraft. Interesting comments section.
“You and I were always talking about risk because she was the beautiful woman we were both in love with, right? The one who made us feel the most special, the most alive? We were always trying to have one more dance with her without paying the price.” Sebastian Junger writes after the death of photojournalist Tim Hetherington in April 2011.
“Doctors die, too. And they don’t die like the rest of us. What’s unusual about them is not how much treatment they get compared to most Americans, but how little.” Meanwhile, Ken Murray is determined to go gently into that good night.