Baltimore-based writer Dudley Clendinen had this absolutely beautiful opinion piece in the Times two weeks ago about being diagnosed with A.L.S. ("Lou" as he calls it) and his decision to die on his own terms. No matter where you stand on the right-to-die debate, I think you will be moved by his eloquence and candor. He has a new fan in me.
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