I am inspired by the ever-growing network of Maine's death-conscious citizens. Whether it's downsizing and getting one's affairs in order, handling our own dead, Death Cafe discussions on every mortality topic under the sun, funeral consumer advocacy, or enthusiastic activism in politics, Maine's mortality-friendly grass roots are spreading faster than dandelions or Creeping Charlie.
If there's one thing Mainers are good at, it's being independent. That's why we fly a flag in the state sporting the motto "Dirigo" or "I lead." Want to get involved? Do you believe dying people should have independent choice? Want to get conservative religion's influence out of politics and out of your end-of-life? See this simple,...