Charles Cowling
I am indebted to Nurse Myra over at Gimcrack Hospital (where the nurses are pretty and the doctors are pissed) for telling me about JBS Haldane (1892-1964). Nurse Myra does a fine line in rare people, most of them bonkers, and JBS Haldane is an outstanding specimen. Find out more
Charles Cowling
Klage/Lament, 2009, Installation by Lewis deSoto from Lewis deSoto on Vimeo.
Charles Cowling
Japanese robot for collecting dead  indigents Here’s how a recent piece in the Daily Mail began: Being freeze dried and smashed into little pieces sounds like the stuff of sci-fi horror movies. But it is one of two methods of dealing with our dearly departed that could soon be available
Charles Cowling
Here’s a question sent to money-problem solver Margaret Dibben in the Guardian. It exemplifies the utter crapness of funeral plans and the business methods of the People’s Undertaker. Two years ago, after the untimely death of a young friend, I took out a bronze cremation plan with The Co-operative Funeralcare.
Charles Cowling
I enjoyed this piece over at Obit magazine: It’s good to be a dead leader. Not so for Ariel Sharon, the (arguably) most influential and the (certainly) most enduring politician in Israel. Sharon has never been memorialized, has never had a funeral, and is barely mentioned anymore in Israeli political conversations. He’s