Charles Cowling
  Dutch Tilders, godfather of Australian blues. Died 2011. Lung cancer. Aged 69.
Charles Cowling
    “The current law exists to protect those who are sick, elderly, depressed, or disabled from feeling obliged to end their lives. It requires every case to be reviewed by the police and the DPP to determine whether a prosecution is appropriate. The present law protects those who have
Charles Cowling
Here’s the beginning of a brilliant post by an American doctor, Jordan Grumet, who blogs over at  In My Humble Opinion. Do follow the link at the end and read the rest.    Two weeks ago I told a man that he was dying. We sat together in the mid afternoon
Charles Cowling
Posted by Gloria Mundi There’s been some very interesting stuff recently about the importance of ritual, and how we need to develop more ritual forms for secular funerals. Vide, for example, The extra-rational power of ritual I find it difficult to draw a line between “ritual” and “ceremony,” and maybe
Charles Cowling
Pic source   From yesterday’s Independent:   The Church of England is asking its followers to give feedback on funerals and christenings in a drive to make services more popular. The Archbishop’s Council has commissioned independent researchers to delve into how the Church ministers to its faithful at the key