Charles Cowling
First published in the New York Times by SIDDHARTHA MUKHERJEE It had rained heavily the night before. The steep stone steps of the ghat are slick and slippery, and when my father pulls me onto the boat, the water feels more stable than the ground. The boatman rows out toward
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  Posted by Rupert Callender of the Green Funeral Company     Claire and I spent the last day of August At Torre Abbey on the seafront at Torquay, seeing an exhibition called Death and the Maiden, featuring the work of the painter Robert Lenkiewicz. To the uninitiated, Robert was
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  I’m swept away in this moment I feel your heartbeat next to mine My hands are tremblings It’s overwhelming A whisper breaks through the silence A vow to test the breathe of time Until forever I’ll be forever Yours Not just tonight I’m by your side For all your
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  I can’t tell you how much you’re going to love this – so, LOVE IT.    Watch it full screen. Even better res if you watch it here.    It’s an epic light painted stop motion music video made by GFG supersuperhero Janne Parviainen withVille Olaskari, music by Hahmo
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  Posted by Charles   The remains of horses and wooden chariots have been unearthed from a Zhou Dynasty tomb in Luoyang, Henan Province, China that dates back almost 3,000-years. The completed excavation unearthed four horse-and-chariot pits, dating back to as far as 770BC, and the pits have well-preserved evidence
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  Posted by Nicola Dela-Croix   When I meet grieving families in my role as a celebrant, I always try hard not to judge them if their behaviour is less than polite. For example, the initial phone call where you gently introduce yourself, but are made to feel as welcome
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  Posted by Charles   Here’s a thing. RJ Scholes, funeral directors of Stamford in Lincolnshire, have bought a new hearse and a new limousine. So what, I hear you exclaim. What kind? I hear undertakers who read this blog enquire. Ans: Ford Fairlanes. Not all that classy, I wouldn’t
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Gingerbread skeletons baked by JeanFrancis