I only knew Derek K. Miller from his blog but have been following his feed for years. That the last post came is no surprise and his view of death matches my own:
“I haven't gone to a better place, or a worse one. I haven't gone anyplace, because Derek doesn't exist anymore. As soon as my body stopped functioning, and the neurons in my brain ceased firing, I made a remarkable transformation: from a living organism to a corpse, like a flower or a mouse that didn't make it through a particularly frosty night. The evidence is clear that once I died, it was over.”
Farewell Derek, although there won’t be any new posts your feed will remain in my reader. Although we never met it was nice to have known you.
The last post - www.penmachine.com - Derek K. Miller
Here it is. I'm dead, and this is my last post to my blog. In advance, I asked that once my body finally shut down from the punishments of my cancer, then my family and friends publish this prepared message I wrote—the first part of the process of turning this from an active website to an archive…