Charles Cowling
Even here in the hushed and sepulchral atmosphere of the GFG-Batesville Tower the spirit of Christmas has seeped like moisture past a casket gasket. We customarily talk of nothing but death here, but at times of festivity we allow our minds to wander among peri-mortal matters. Here’s a bit of
Charles Cowling
  Smot is performed at Cambodian funerals to prompt people to think about the meaning of their lives. Smot is not only for funerals, but also other occasions, such as Pchum Ben, the birthday of the king or queen and other religious ceremonies. The teachings of the chants remind us
Charles Cowling
  I first heard Adele’s song at the funeral of a young boy who died by suicide earlier this year. Songs are like that. They can become woven around memories of events that made a strong emotional impact on us. The depth of grief I witnessed among his friends was