Living and dying on his own terms – sonomawest.com

One day next week, if all goes according to plan, Tom Negrino will swallow a dose of anti-nausea drugs. Shortly afterward, he will raise a glass filled with four ounces of liquid and drink. Ninety capsules of a barbiturate will be dissolved in that glass. Negrino will follow it up with a glass of good wine, say goodbye to his wife and fall asleep. Within an hour, he will be dead.

I have tears in my eyes as I type this. Tom Negrino is a well-respected author who has been working in the Mac community for for 30 years. He wrote for Macworld, and, back in 2001, when I was a fledgling tech author, gave me my first chance at co-writing a book. I’m honored to have my name on the cover of Microsoft® Office v. X for Mac Inside Out after his. Here’s his author page on Amazon; it’s astounding how many books he’s written.

Tom has had a tough life, as the article explains, and he’s going out the way he wants to. Farewell, Tom.

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4 thoughts on “Living and dying on his own terms – sonomawest.com

  1. Only positive is that he lives in one of the few places that treat his situation with dignity and allow him some control of his passing,

  2. Only positive is that he lives in one of the few places that treat his situation with dignity and allow him some control of his passing,

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