On the past, the future, and living death positive.
January 28, 2016 |
Herman Reyes, a licensed funeral director in California, tells the story of going from professional to grieving nephew and back to professional again in the course of a single death.
January 6, 2016 |
Blog // Guest Posts
Welcome to our calendar of events for Winter 2015-2016, featuring the best death positive events around the globe!
November 30, 2015 |
Order member and Paris resident, Susie Kahlich provides an intimate glimpse of life in the city following the recent attacks and the immediate aftermath.
November 21, 2015 |
Order member Paul Koudounaris reports from Bolivia on his annual visit during Fiesta de las Ñatitas – a time when the important bond between the living and the dead is celebrated.
November 9, 2015 |
Order executive director Sarah Troop provides an overview of Mexico’s annual remembrance of the dead – Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead).
October 28, 2015 |
Welcome to our calendar of events for Fall 2015, featuring the best death positive events around the globe!
September 4, 2015 |
Order member Nora Menkin, Managing Funeral Director of the Co-Op Funeral Home of People’s Memorial answers the frequently asked question – can you have a home funeral and donate your organs?
August 31, 2015 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
No matter how long you’ve been working with dead bodies, it can still be emotionally difficult. But what if the person was someone you knew? Nora Menkin, funeral director, tells us this story.
February 5, 2015 |