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  1. ian

    Wednesday 31st July 2013 at 8:18 am

    Not entirely sure that smoking can in any way be condoned…or that it is ‘fun’ in any way. I don’t really think that there is a fun police in operation stopping people from enjoying themselves but promoting moderation in things like salt is a sensible healthy option.
    I can’t actually believe that in this day and age anyone would try and actually promote smoking as a pleasurable thing to do. It’s only pleasurable because you’re an addict and your body is craving it.

  2. Tuesday 30th July 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Hi Rosie Fran and Lara

    I can see why the second edition of more to death has now got 14,000 readers, well done for broaching subjects that are taboo and opening up the platform for futher discussions.

    Really enjoyed the article on Silent Cities.

  3. Tuesday 30th July 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Hi Rosie & Fran,
    Excellent Mag, even better made so easily to download, Many interesting topics of conversation Including so many ladies are in the profession and are allowing us all to share with them, why they do the job and the rewards that follow. Brilliant.
    Rosie, I have done what you asked of us ref the link on our websites, and if you have any advert space that needs to be filled please let me know
    GMT

  4. Tuesday 30th July 2013 at 9:11 am

    Brilliant article Charles and Ken. Whole mag is just great. Well done Rosie and Fran.

  5. Richard

    Tuesday 30th July 2013 at 8:41 am

    Rosie, I’d be glad to. I look forward to reading this issue. Ru, I hope your piece isn’t too explicit! I glimpsed at Charles’s piece and, as a fellow smoker, I do see where he’s coming from. PS Why a pdf page-turner mag rather than a website? I ask as I’m deliberating on both options at work.

    • Rosie

      Tuesday 30th July 2013 at 10:27 am

      Morning Richard,

      What’s your topic? The church and celebrancy perhaps?

      Your question re the hosting of the mag. Do you mean setting up a dedicated website rather than putting it on ‘issuu’ ? If you know of a better way please let me know. I like the way it presents itself and the pages turn, I’m easily pleased.

      Send any drafts to rosie@naturaldeath.org.uk

      Cheers
      Rosie

      • Richard

        Tuesday 30th July 2013 at 4:46 pm

        Hi Rosie
        The best way to describe what I mean is by posting this non-related title:
        http://www.oryxinflightmagazine.com/
        Qatar Airways’ inflight magazine (print version) is adapted as a magazine website (distinct from the airline corporate website for ticket buying etc).
        Content from the print mag (current and archived) is presented in digital form (scroll, click etc).
        To the right of the website it also offers visitors a page turner replica of the print version.
        Either version can be shared with a customer database by email, either in the form of a link to the e-magazine pdf or the website.
        Both are convenient but I’m trying to figure out what I prefer personally, or what other consumers prefer when I’m producing content at work.
        At the end of the day, content is king, not the method of delivery. So congrats on your issue 2 content.

        • Richard

          Wednesday 31st July 2013 at 10:39 pm

          Hi again Rosie, I could write about the church and celebrancy. Or I could write about woodland burial grounds in relation to conservativism, the real political and philosophical friend of the environment because it’s about trans-generational loyalty!
          Hat-tip Burke, but conservatism is about a partnership between the living, the unborn and the dead; neigbourliness rather than state intervention; local activities rather than global laws that destroy sovereignty with top-down control.
          Woodland burial grounds are a small example of the free market restoring equilibrium to environmental issues. Distractions like corporate greed seek to justify state intervention, the cause of disequilibrium. Just look at the environmental devastation of the Soviet Union, where the market ceased to deliver solutions.
          When people bear the costs of what they do, the conservative concept of trusteeship pools resources for civil initiatives that challenge the state. Think of the protests on behalf of the forests, which lead to the creation of the National Trust at the end of the 19th century.
It’s about the love of beauty as a shared resource, not top-down social engineering. It’s about oikophilia, love of the home, not irrelevant demagogues with their useless, ugly wind farms.

  6. Rosie

    Monday 29th July 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Thanks Charles

    This second edition has only been out for just over a week and already we are approaching 14,000 readers. It took 6 months for the first one to get that far.

    Your piece is predictably raising some eyebrows.

    There is an open invite to all GFG bloggers to broach a subject of their choice and submit an article. Richard, Gloria, Sweet pea, et alia. Ru has a juicy piece on embalming ready to go for the next edition; deadline October.

    Thanks again
    Rosie
    Manager,
    Natural Death Centre charity

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