Charles Cowling
  Posted by Richard Rawlinson If you’ve ever loved a spoilt, vain and slightly sad lady of a certain age, these lyrics will resonate—a warm eulogy that nevertheless says it like it is.
Charles Cowling
  72-year-old Liu Xianping modelling the new range for his granddaughter, Chinese fashion designer Lyu Ting. She says, “He picked up one piece and tried to give some advice on how to mix and match. We thought it was fun so we started shooting.” Liu says: “Modeling for the store is helping my
Charles Cowling
  “Families that live and purchased their homes there never once thought there would be a funeral home and the reminder of death on a daily basis.”   Mayor Dennis Michael speaks for the townspeople of Rancho Cucamonga, California, in opposition to plans to open a funeral home.
Charles Cowling
  Plans for the Joy of Death Festival 2013 are cooking.  Of course, we want it to be even braver, bigger, brighter and more brilliant than last year’s, where we staged talks by leading lights of Funeralworld, held the funeral industry’s first-ever Oscars, the Good Funeral Awards, hosted a Sky TV documentary film
Charles Cowling
  “The end of life can be big drama, that’s for sure. In nearly a decade of doing this work, I’ve witnessed momentous final decisions; conversations carried on with mysterious, unseen figures; visions of the afterlife; and eleventh-hour forgiveness. We release each other–one back to the seen, known world and
Charles Cowling
  Dying got so protracted and difficult it became necessary to invent the living will — a list of opt-ins and opt-outs during the last days/weeks/months. If you haven’t made one, you know you should.  What a living will does not record, because it doesn’t need to, is something we