Charles Cowling
    “All doctors have the knowledge and – usually – the means to end their lives … and quite a few use this privilege, even if it doesn’t appear on their death certificates. Doctors are also more likely to have medical friends and relations prepared to assist if necessary.
Charles Cowling
  “A couple of parting thoughts on the development of new ritual for secular funerals before I switch off the computer for Christmas,” wrote our religious correspondent, Richard Rawlinson some days before the onset of festivities. Yikes, sorry, Richard; we lost that post in the tinsel.  We’re not letting it
Charles Cowling
Great intro music.    I went down to the St. James Infirmary I saw my baby there, Streched out on a cold white table, So sweet, so cold, so fair. So Let her go, let her go, God bless her; Wherever she may be  She may search this wide world
Charles Cowling
  Memorial items for sale on display at Westerleigh crematorium, Bristol. We were especially struck by the post-modern iconography of the drain cover.    Hat tip to James for this.