“Be Honest with Death”

For those who do not have a belief in heaven or reincarnation, managing one’s mortality can be psychologically challenging. What are some of the ways we can process the poignant and terrifying realization that each one of us is going to die? Hugh Taft-Morales does not have the answer – he has many answers. Some approaches work better than others to ease that cold existential shiver that runs down his spine when the grim reaper invades consciousness. He borrows from Buddhists to existentialists, from Morrie Schwartz to Monty Python. Come explore some light shone on this darkness.

Hugh Taft-Morales joined the Baltimore Ethical Society as its professional leader in 2010, the same year he was certified by the American Ethical Union as an Ethical Culture Leader. He also serves as Leader of the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia. His presence in Ethical Culture has been termed “invigorating.” Taft-Morales lives in Takoma Park, Maryland, with his wife Maureen, a Latin American Analyst with the Congressional Research Service, with whom he has three beloved children, Sean, Maya, and Justin.

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