Charles Cowling
    Fury in abundance is currently being vented by the good people of Portsmouth against the bungling dolts of The Co-operative Funeralcare. The citizenry is furious that Effcare intend to upgrade their branch in the residential district of Copnor by converting offices into a ‘chapel of rest’ where dead people can
Charles Cowling
Over by the wildwood Hot summer night We lay in the tall grass til the mornin’ light If I had my way I’d never get the urge to roam A young man serves his country and an old man guards the home Never gave a second thought Never crossed my
Charles Cowling
        “Now deep in my bed I lie and the world turns on the other side” John Hirst                
Charles Cowling
  We’ve just read in the Guardian that today is reckoned to be the most depressing of the year. Gosh. If you are sitting in a puddle of seasonal misery and wretchedness, this may cheer you up: I recently changed primary care physician. After a comprehensive history and physical exam
Charles Cowling
  News from Malacca, Malaysia: The small Gujerati community here fears the final rites practice which involves talking to the dead is dying because the young are not interested. For one man, who has provided his services to bereaved families over the past 10 years, his only hope is his
Charles Cowling
Get the t-shirt here.   Posted by Charles   We’ve talked a lot about ritual on this blog recently and, dang it, we’re going to do it again.  In an article in the Guardian, philosopher Julian Baggini announces: I’ve recently started praying … This is, I think, a pretty worthwhile practice