Teresa D Hawkes, Ph.D.
1 min readOct 12, 2022

Now that you have been through all this shit, which exists only to enrich some guys at the cost of everyone else, I hope you will listen to me. I am 66. I know I have to die soonish relatively speaking. I know I don't want to lose control of my life before I do that. ALL the cards are stacked against the living so a very few people can suck every dollar you've got out of you and your parents. Unlike most people, I don't fear death. I know it is coming. I want to leave what I have left to my sons. I WILL DO THIS by dying at the time and place of my choosing with my funeral paid for beforehand. I will party like there is no tomorrow for a week, a month, probably a month while I can still enjoy this and then I will go. You don't need to know how. The funeral people will come get me, cremate me, and that is it. According to my will, when this happens, everything goes to my kids. Will they let me do this? They are almost there now, and if they can't bring themselves to do this when the time comes (and it will), I will abscond with myself and it will happen. It is the only way in this culture to experience a decent death, not death cell by cell where someone else pays. This so pisses me off. Can you tell.

Teresa D Hawkes, Ph.D.

We all matter! Code: ALL. A Warren Democrat. A scientist. A poet. A mother. LOVES Bader Ginsburg. Loves McCartney. Is old.Is white.Is LGBTQ.She/her/me.Is woman.