Re: The Challenge of Life
Doug Roach (djroach@IX.NETCOM.COM)
Tue, 11 Nov 1997 00:08:57 -0500
For the information of all hands, National Public Radio (NPR) has
recently begun broadcasting an ongoing year-long program series on the
nature of death and dying in America. While most reports to date have
been concerning the nature of the death experience and how we as a
multi-cultural people deal with it in different ways, they do promise to
provide extensive stories about how this phase of life affects
individual young, middle and older aged folks.
For those of you in America not familiar with it's programming, NPR uses
international resources (and a very few of your tax dollars) to cover
stories and issues in a much more "in-depth" manner than most commercial
broadcasters can afford. The result is (I think) outstanding,
even-handed coverage of major news stories in addition to issues and
topics of general interest or concern. Such is their recent inauguration
of the stories and discussions of the death experience.
You won't find such commentary or information on such a vital subject
anywhere else in the public media. In fact, you'll be hard pressed to
just have people talk about it at all. No WONDER our Scouts are troubled
by first hand close exposure. No WONDER this list seems replete with
folks (me included) who really don't know how to deal with the death
(and/or suicide) of a Scout.
If nothing else, they can get you thinking and maybe provide some fodder
for discussions with the boys.
Like they say, check your local listings.
Thanks, Tom, for providing an important service to all who benefit from
Please add me to your list of names sent to National. This issue
deserves their and our attention.
SA Troop 10 - South Florida Council - Miami
http://www.action-net.net/T10 (ya'll come visit)
"Eat a live toad first thing each morning
and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day."
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City