As most have probably heard, Dr. Jack Kevorkian died last week. His books have been on my 'Reading To Do List' for a while, but I've still never done more than watch his interviews, which are always interesting. I remember first hearing about him as a kid and thinking he looked like a psycho, which, combined with my child's perspective on what he was trying to do (kill people!), made me believe he was, in fact, a psycho. I've since learned the opposite appears to be the case. While he never acheived his goal of having hospital wings dedicated to assisted suicide, he did ask questions that others didn't have the courage to ask, and I believe played a large role in pushing us closer towards becoming a more enlightened society. The most admirable thing about him, to me, is that he appears to have been fighting this fight almost entirely alone, in terms of the medical community. He often said that many doctors agree with him, but they wouldn't say so publicly. Focus: What do you think of the man himself, and the fight he used to lead? Focus the Second: Assisted suicide -- yay or nay? Do you think it's moral? Would you want the option for yourself or a loved one, and/or do you agree it's a step towards a more enlightened world? Alt-focus: If you were going to end your own life, and you could do so in any (perferrably entertaining) way possible, how would you do it? Eat bacon non-stop until you die from bacon sweats? A reverse gang-bang until your heart gives out (for guys, obviously)? Just a whole crap load of heroin? Or something weird?