September 4, 2015 | Blog
August 31, 2015 | Blog
The End of Life Option Act (ABX2-15) would allow terminally ill Californians to request medication to peacefully end their lives and free them from suffering. There are people right now, terminally ill, who cannot wait for this legislative process to drag on. Be a part of this historic moment.
August 18, 2015 | Blog
Welcome to our new, monthly feature, Deathxpert Opinion, where members of the Order will be answering your questions on death logistics, death history, and death culture. First up is our Seattle-based green funeral home owner Jeff Jorgenson on how bodies get around.
June 16, 2015 | Deathxpert Opinion
It is impossible to think of a time when photos of war and destruction weren’t plastered on the front page of newspapers. Order member Kelly Christian explores just such a time, and how the Civil War and technology came together to change our relationship to the visuals of death.
May 20, 2015 | Blog
February 5, 2015 | Blog
January 15, 2015 | Blog
Order-member Carla Valentine is the technical curator of Barts Pathology Museum in London. I asked her to explain what it’s like to share human specimens for educational purposes in the UK, where the restrictions are borderline draconian. Here’s how she fought the system (and why we just might need the system).
January 7, 2015 | Blog
Order-member John Carbone is a forensic psychiatrist and, until last month, the Director of Mental Health Services for the North Carolina prison system. You can also find his words at Alienist’s Compendium.
January 4, 2015 | Blog
December 18, 2014 | Blog
December 11, 2014 | Blog
Jeff Jorgenson is one of the Order of the Good Death’s best pair of boots on the ground. He works in the trenches of Seattle, WA (there are no literal trenches) running his green/alternative funeral home, Elemental Cremation and Burial. Here he asks, “why is it so hard for funeral directors to trust their families?”
December 2, 2014 | Blog