Charles Cowling

Here’s a roundup of my week’s tweets — and not a weak link in any of them.

Before you look through them, make sure you haven’t missed this week’s most important discussion. It was about shrines and it features two of this blog’s brightest and most questing minds, those of Rupert Callender and Kathryn. Find it in the comments here.

Right, here we go:

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Someone with a ranterly grudge against Co-op Funeralcarehttp://bit.ly/fLazLP Whois? http://bit.ly/fk872a

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Nice home funeral story here: http://bit.ly/gH1pkU

DyingMatters Dying Matters

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Fascinating blog at the Telegraph: are hospice nurses more empathetic than general nurses: http://tinyurl.com/6zjkp7h

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‘When that time comes, when my last breath leaves me, I choose to die in peace to meet Shi’ dy’ in.’ Navajo ADRT. Cool http://nyti.ms/gIesvk

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Very smart move here by Nottingham undertaker Lymn’s:http://bit.ly/epBt7l

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The Economist Intelligence Unit ranks UK best in world for end-of-life care, India the worst. Does this actually stand up??

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Peter Sissons on the bespoke sombre suit all newsreaders had on stand-by in case a Royal death required announcement:http://bit.ly/gi4tqk

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‘How to Die in Oregon’ — film about self-deliverance:http://youtu.be/tB8yX3QmmVE

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‘It is a Jewish tradition (though not exclusively Jewish) to not delegate the burial of a loved one to strangers’ – http://bit.ly/erkMfW

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Is physician assisted death a slippery slope to killing the vulnerable? Not in Oregon it seems: http://bit.ly/f1zDje

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In The Event Of My Death | Colin Brazier |blogs.news.sky.com/familyaffairs/… via @SkyNewsBlogs

suebrayne Sue Brayne

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Nelson Madella ‘not in danger’, says BBC Radio 4 news. For heavens sake, he’s 92 and getting ready to die.

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Undertaker charged with ‘offering indignity to human remains’. Love the phrasing. He looks such a nice guy, too… http://bit.ly/hJmW1L

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73 year old man who smothered wife cos she begged him released from gaol. 73, FFS!!! The pity, the sorrow. http://bit.ly/fo9gNM

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Giant catfish gorged on human flesh from Indian funeral pyres. Terrifying. http://bit.ly/hX4S1a

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Obit as love letter. Nice idea. http://bit.ly/gymC2f

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Amazing how often you find, in the midst of a muddle, the chimps at Co-op Funeralcare. Just a coincidence, of course.http://bit.ly/icD2S3

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“I will never again give somebody I love’s death away.” My kind of story bigtime. http://bit.ly/gH1pkU

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Are funerals passe? I can’t see virtual attendance ever trumping being there: http://bit.ly/i1A5mQ

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“Pile it all in one place and keep an eye on it.” Delightful funeral + a delicious Will . You’ll love this: http://bit.ly/eA7B2E

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What’s that I keep saying — if there’s an eff-up there’s a Co-op chimp in the midst? Am I right? http://bit.ly/fPOWz1

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Only 4 per cent of Scots want to be buried in a kilt. Donald, where’s your troosers?

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Two in one day. Wherever there’s a funeral scandal there’s probably a Co-op shit in the middle: http://bit.ly/frx8sT

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Rupert Callender on indoor shrines. Coruscatingly brilliant. It’s a comment here: http://bit.ly/gTr1VY

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Really impressive just-published Code of Ethics from US Home Funeral Alliance. Come on, Britain! http://bit.ly/ifhKl8

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Good learned stuff here from the excellent Digital Dying on death by fasting: http://bit.ly/f42GFE

DeathRef Death Reference Desk

Butterfinger Zombie Graveyard! http://bit.ly/fQkaFu

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@DeathRef Dat iz well silly innit. I found 4. Pathetic. There, I said it first. And I was laughed at by Zombies. Scarily good fun!

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Ah ha, Co-op Funeralcare now has a Facebook page. I can Like them (have to hold my nose) then hate them up close. But why no Hate button?

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Ooh look, Carl Marlow has launched his direct-to-public coffin website. Quel geezer! Love him! http://bit.ly/dDXq5Q

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Great pics here, theme of loss, on @thelate blog:http://bit.ly/gmCTmf


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