Charles Cowling
If ever I am surprised by genius and give birth to a great idea I always offer it up for adoption at the mewling and puking stage. This is because I am a 99 per cent inspiration 1 per cent perspiration person. The last great idea I brought into the
Charles Cowling
There was much excitement when Davender Ghai won his case for open-air cremation at the Court of Appeal in February 2010. It established the legality of the principle of open-air cremation but, as Rupert Callender noted at the time: “this is only a battle that has been won, not the
Charles Cowling
Like you, I haven’t a clue what this ‘ere Big Society is all about. They say, I think, that it’s all about empowerment. It sounds more like the government walking off the job. It certainly means less of everything and of course it’s entirely like politicians to try and kid
Charles Cowling
Charles Cowling
When someone passes away in your family, your house gets all gloomy and miserable. Aside from consoling yourself for the passing away of somebody you adore, you should also try to be there for the rest of your family. From time to time, everything could be just so upsetting that
Charles Cowling
Last Orders: Compost from Jason Hendriksen on Vimeo.
Charles Cowling
Seventy per cent of us want to die at home, surveys tell us. Probably ninety-eight percent of us, having cared like mad for a dying person, want the corpse out of the house as soon as possible no matter what time of day or night. I don’t get it. Why
Charles Cowling
Two really nice stories here. First, a marvellous and extraordinary insight into funerals in Gaza — community, ritual and politics. Here. Second, the ten most loathsome lunacies of the Westboro Baptist Church (the GOD HATES people), who are so biblecrazy they once protested outside a shop selling Swedish vacuum cleaners after a Swedish pastor
Charles Cowling
Which one’s Dad? Interesting, isn’t it, how myopically self-absorbed people become when glancing forward to their demise. “Stick me in a binbag and put me out with the rubbish,” they say, men mostly. It’s right up there now in the top ten death clichés alongside “He’s gone to a better
Charles Cowling
A year of skulls in one minute from the excellent Noah Scalin at Skull-A-Day.