LifeStory

We Know How This Ends: Living while Dying

By Cathy Wurzer

People always think this is a book about dying.  It isn't.  It is about living intentionally and as fully as possible in the midst of circumstances over which we have no control.

Dr. Bruce H. Kramer, a lifelong educator and college dean, assumed that control, independence and the ability to fix things were all essential parts of who he was...until he was diagnosed with ALS in December of 2010.

This bit of video was from Twin Cities Public Television's "Almanac" program in December of 2014. This was done before the book was published and it explains the focus of Bruce and Cathy's work and the meaning it had for both of them.

 

 

 

Bruce Kramer/We Know How This Ends Book Club
Celebration
  • interests

    ALS
    We know how this ends
    Bruce Kramer
    Living
    terminal illess
    Wurzer
    Spirituality
    dying
    End of LIfe

  • Date observed

    2016

  • Description

    Welcome! "We Know How This Ends: Living while Dying" is based on a series of blogs and journals of Bruce Kramer, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2010, with Cathy Wurzer, an award winning journalist who interviewed Bruce during the final four years of his life. Their candor and wisdom bring forth questions worth considering about living for those who know their end is near and those who have no idea. In other words, on the surface it is a story about ALS but it really is a reflection for all people about living intentionally and artfully.

  • People connected to this celebration

    Bruce Kramer, Author
    Cathy Wurzer, Co-author

Cathy Wurzer
This is a difficult video to watch. I enjoy seeing Bruce again, talking about what matters, but it just reminds me he is not here. Do you have video or audio of a loved one who has died? Does that offer comfort??
Bruce Kramer/We Know How This Ends Book Club
Celebration
  • interests

    ALS
    We know how this ends
    Bruce Kramer
    Living
    terminal illess
    Wurzer
    Spirituality
    dying
    End of LIfe

  • Date observed

    2016

  • Description

    Welcome! "We Know How This Ends: Living while Dying" is based on a series of blogs and journals of Bruce Kramer, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2010, with Cathy Wurzer, an award winning journalist who interviewed Bruce during the final four years of his life. Their candor and wisdom bring forth questions worth considering about living for those who know their end is near and those who have no idea. In other words, on the surface it is a story about ALS but it really is a reflection for all people about living intentionally and artfully.

  • People connected to this celebration

    Bruce Kramer, Author
    Cathy Wurzer, Co-author