Reading Bud Goodall’s blog, I found his voice at the center of a community. I was folded into a dialogue about life, death, love, pain, work, pleasure, and meaning with family, friends, and colleagues. People from different backgrounds, professions, and stages of life gathered around the virtual campfire to hear the final parts of his story. Telling tales from Cancerland, Bud shows us that blogging can be a way of narrating life in dialogue with others as he invites them into his private world. Blogging at the end of life can both stimulate interpretive faculties and cultivate rituals of mediated interaction that reimagine the boundaries of living and dying. In his final words, Bud shows us how to live until the end.
Riggs, Nicholas A.
"Leaving Cancerland: Following Bud at the End of Life,"
Storytelling, Self, Society:
1, Article 7.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/storytelling/vol10/iss1/7