Don’t miss Gail’s 30 Day Challenge

Charles Cowling


I can’t keep up these days, dammit. To my great grief I missed the start of one of the great events of the year, Gail Rubin’s annual 30 Day Challenge. She attends 30 funerals in 30 days, and each day writes each one up in great detail in a values-neutral narrative. Goodness knows where she’s got to. 

Apart from being feats in their own right, Gail’s marathons offer very interesting insights into funeral customs, readings, music, etc in the US. In years to come sociologists will pore. But there’s no need to wait til then. 

Gail posts daily. Play catch-up now




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