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Comment Box: Sergio Garcia, end-of-life decisions, 'Khaleesi' slug

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It's time now for the Comment Box, when we get to hear what you have to say about the work we're doing on Take Two.

One of the biggest stories of the week was that of Sergio Garcia. Though an undocumented immigrant who came to this country as a small child, Garcia was given permission to practice law in the state. 

Yesterday, the California Supreme Court handed down its decision during our program, and a number of you took the KPCC comment section with your views on the news.

Most were not pleased with the court's decision:

"It is merely a slap in the face to the laws of this country. This man has proven he cares nothing for ALL laws, just the one (s) that suit him."

And Caitlin posts: "This is a loss for America and every citizen in its borders"

To which Anthony -- with the opposite view -- replied: "If there is a loss here the loss is your inability to think with an open mind."

Moving on to our conversation with philosopher and bioethicist Margaret Pabst Battin about preparing yourself and your family for the end-of-life decisions. Decisions that all of us will inevitably have to make.

Battin explained how her own values about end-of-life decisions evolved when her own husband was left paralyzed after a bike accident:

"It's when you are so much closer to reality, it is so much much more full of small detail that makes a difference."

Listener James Leonard Park was moved by what he heard and wrote us to say that: "This story of one life coming to a reasonable end should inspire all of us to think as deeply as we can about our end-of-life plans."

Lastly, something on the lighter side.

Last week we talked about the discovery of a new species of sea slug named named Tritonia khaleesi. Khaleesi is the Dothraki word for queen in the popular HBO show "Game Of Thrones".

Marine Biologist Ryan Ellinson wrote in to tell us about another species of sea slug whose name was influence by pop culture: the Alderia willowi.

Named by local boy and marine biologist Patrick Krug of California State University, Los Angeles, the sea slug was named after his grandmother and the fictional character Willow Rosenberg from the series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."

We always love to hear from you so please drop us a line at TakeTwoShow@KPCC.org. You can find us on Twitter @TakeTwo and on Facebook at TakeTwoShow.


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