Charles Cowling
  O they tell me of a home far beyond the skies, O they tell me of a home far away; O they tell me of a home where no storm clouds rise, O they tell me of an uncloudy day. O the land of cloudless day, O the land
Charles Cowling
  Q: Alright – so I’ve got a dwarf that I thought was awesome who has died. I want to build a nice memorial to him, but he liked coffins (he really did. he even engraved one in the floor =P) and I’d like to stick him in one of
Charles Cowling
  In case you missed it…
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  When Anne Conley told her daughter, Georgia Ramin, that she intended to die at home and then stay there for three days, looked after by her friends in the Minnesota Threshold Network, a group who help with home funerals, Georgia was not happy about it: “I thought it was horrible and disgusting.” Read
Charles Cowling
  “Families come together for weddings, yes. But they come closer together at funerals.”   Source  
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Eva Peron being inspected by the man who embalmed her   A lawsuit by a New Jersey mortician stricken with leukemia is casting a spotlight on embalming, a standard practice in the funeral industry. William Moore, 38 claims his illness was caused by exposure to formaldehyde, an ingredient in embalming fluid.
Charles Cowling
  Tina Hurley wants to establish a funeral pyre at her home in Elephant Head, Arizona, inspired by the pyre at Crestone (above).  Hurley said she was inspired to create an alternative funeral approach after attending a traditional service for her favorite aunt at a funeral home where she felt
Charles Cowling
  I’ve got a feeling it’s time for a change of direction here at the blog. It doesn’t cost me a great deal of brainpower to keep it going, but it does cost an awful lot of time scouring the internet, panning for gold. Conscientiousness can play funny tricks with
Charles Cowling
Charles Cowling
  The Head-UP coffin is an exploration in both structure and ritual that was adapted for the classic resting position. With a slight tilt in the middle, the striking shape is simultaneously modern and elegant.  Source