September 4, 2002
On CNN.com yesterday there was an article about a California fisherman who was killed when a whale breached over his boat and landed on it. Admittedly I laughed when I first read it, especially the line “survivors were not able to identify the type of whale, which they described as ‘very large.’” But here’s my follow-up question: would you rather die a spectacular, strange and random death or die more commonly? If you have to go, why not go out with a bang? Personally, I prefer the common death. I don’t want people laughing over my passing. Dignity over notoriety.