UNDELIVERED LETTERS SHED LIGHT ON 17TH CENTURY LIFE

by Maev Kennedy, curated from The Guardian Thousands of pieces of correspondence, many still unopened, were stored away by Dutch postmaster and are now being examined by academics. An appeal for help from a desperate woman has been opened and read more than 300 years after the man it was sent to refused to accept…

5 GOOD REASONS TO WRITE YOUR OWN OBITUARY

By Alan Gelb Why, one might ask, would anyone want to write his or her own obituary? Out of sheer narcissism? Utter morbidity? An insatiable desire to control things? Any or all of those motivations may be at work, but, to put a more positive spin on things, the act of writing one’s own obituary…