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Giving back all that remains

A couple of life affirming actions constitute the difference between life and death.  One would be heartbeats and a pulse, the other would be breathing and the rise and fall of the chest.  So in short, without going into the … Continue reading

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The things you talk about over lunch

There’s nothing like spending time in the company of lovely people who care for each other as if they were family. In times like these conversations can range over a variety of subjects that while respectful of everyone around the … Continue reading

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Woven into the life of our ancestors

Some people call November the Month of the Dead.  Hallaween (All Hallows Eve), All Saints Day, All Souls Day and then Remembrance Day. Grim perhaps but it all depends on our point of view.  Then again, it more correctly all … Continue reading

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A sense of sacrifice, a sense of belonging.

Guy Fawks night or Cracker night, as we used to call it, has long gone.  Catherine wheels and Sparklers and Tom Thumbs along with Double Bungers were all the go. Done as a community event with good adult supervision, all … Continue reading

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Court upholds will written on a smart phone

In spite of what we might think about the influence of digital technology on our daily lives, the fact of the matter is, people are embracing it not only for trivialities like what they ate for dinner or how they … Continue reading

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Going to sit right down and write myself a letter – about death.

As with many projects that we get involved in, they can take on a life of their own.  This is the case with Tina FiveAsh who started The Death Letter Project as a PhD research project in late 2014. The … Continue reading

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Death Care – the ingredients – counting the cost

Where does social justice rate in the ‘ending of days’ and death care industries? There would be some people who would take exception to the naming of these services as industries.  But if you add up the number of large … Continue reading

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