Charles Cowling
  From a letter in the New York Times: Older adults who do not formally convey their treatment preferences to loved ones create a distressing situation in which children and spouses must make emotionally draining (and costly) decisions about whether to continue or stop life-extending treatment. As Ms. Jacoby points
Charles Cowling
Posted by Vale Great song by a young singer/ songwriter called Frank Turner. Says it all really. Eulogy Not everyone grows up to be an astronaut, Not everyone was born to be a king, Not everyone can be Freddie Mercury, But everyone can raise a glass and sing: Well I
Charles Cowling
Posted by Vale On my way to the crematorium today I passed a family tidying a grave, clearing it after the winter and bringing fresh flowers for Easter. It reminded me of this description from the diary of Francis Kilvert. At the time of writing he was a curate at