Hello fellow Polar Vortex inhabitants and welcome to your Friday Lunch Links.
Last night, I read a sad, yet fascinating first-person account from Daniel Pearl’s good friend, journalist Asra Nomani.
If your memory is as bad as mine: Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was brutally murdered in Karachi, Pakistan in 2002 at the hands of 9/11 conspirator Khalid Sheikh Mohammad. Pearl was investigating a man named Richard Reid, who tried to blow up a Miami-bound plane on Christmas Day 2001 with explosives in his shoes, when he was kidnapped.
Nomani’s story is one of vengeance and grief. She spent ten years seeking justice for her friend’s death and in the process, failed to walk through the stages of grief for her own sake. It’s worth ten minutes of your time.
End of life care is becoming extremely challenging for all as we live longer.
This story of one woman’s journey to the other side, and her daughter’s challenge to bear witness to it, is another tough lunch link. But I think it’s important to begin thinking early about how to deal with these last years, to our best ability.
On a brighter note: a puppy and a baby’s friendship, documented.