How do you define your life? What is your prayer as you consider your death? This talk explores these questions and the lessons we can learn when we receive the gifts by facing an illness.

Taped before a live audience at the Conference on World Affairs in Boulder, Colorado, this talk became a career highlight when I got to share the stage with the brilliantly unabashed Molly Ivins, award-winning columnist, author and political commentator, before she died from breast cancer.