Though I didn't expect to like it, this interview with designer Karim Rashid was wonderful and gave me a new and unexpected appreciation for him and his work. Two things I especially liked: his comments on what's wrong with nostalgia - it holds us back from evolving, the more time you spend on memories the less you are here, and how to design your own death. I'm seriously considering the option he mentions for taking your ashes and compressing them under super high-pressure into a diamond. Wearing me on a ring finger would be much less expensive and time consuming than traveling to all the special places I'd like to have my ashes scattered. But would the skinny me result in a diamond of sufficent size? Perhaps being heavier would make for a more substantial stone. Should I be giving up the South Beach diet? I await the response of my family.