Charles Cowling
Charles Cowling
  Meet Nigel ‘The Undertaker’ Heydon, master-dartist, the one the big boys dread meeting in the first round. Why ‘Undertaker’? Because when he’s not at the oche he’s, yes,  out burying the dead. He was formerly known as ‘The Butcher’ because before he became an undertaker he was, you guessed
Charles Cowling
  Source: Postsecret
Charles Cowling
  Midlands Co-op has announced the launch of its very own trike hearse. The Rocket, they call it. It’s fast, it “lets bike lovers choose a send-off in a style that mirrors the way they lived – not in a sidecar or trailer but on a custom-designed, built-for-speed motorcycle.”  Whether
Charles Cowling
      “Medical training rarely deals with helping the dying patient find peace and comfort. In fact, most physicians are uncomfortable with the entire subject. I believe it is one of the most neglected aspects of medical care.”   Dr Roger Bone, here.         
Charles Cowling
  Crowds mourning the death of Kim Jong Il in North Korea this morning. According to the Korean Central News Agency: People from all walks of life are visiting statues of President Kim Il Sung in different parts of Pyongyang including Kim Il Sung University to express their greatest sorrow
Charles Cowling
  Here is a long extract from the Sunday Times article by Jenni Russell about the necessity for, and power of, ritual.  I went to an astounding funeral last month. Philip Gould, the pollster who helped to create new Labour, died in November. He knew he was dying and he