Charles Cowling
  Played yesterday at Mirror columnist Sue Carroll’s funeral. More here.  I’ll be seeing you in all the old familiar places That this heart of mine embraces all day through In that small cafe, the park across the way The children’s carousel, the chestnut trees, the wishing well I’ll be
Charles Cowling
  In the aftermath of Kim Jong-il’s funeral in North Korea, we learn that those of his subjects who didn’t cry hard enough or convincingly enough, together with those who did not attend official mourning events, are being rounded up and herded into labour camps. Sentences start at six months. More in
Charles Cowling
      “Death can only be profitable: there’s no need to eat, drink, pay taxes, offend people, and since a person lies in a grave for hundreds or thousands of years, if you count it up the profit turns out to be enormous.”   Anton Chekov, 1894    
Charles Cowling
    Posted by Charles   So badly has the image of the co-operative movement been damaged by Co-operative Funeralcare it’s easy to forget that, actually, the model of co-operation retains both its beauty and its potency. A bunch of people come together “to meet their common economic, social, and cultural