State of the Order (of the Good Death), 2014

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Happy 2014, deathlings! Here’s to the coming year, filled with awareness of our inevitable mortality. To begin, I want to explain my absence for most of 2013 (or, The Year that Time… 

January 7, 2014 | Blog

Funeral Homes Scared of Dead Bodies

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is pretty terrifying. It is an incurable brain disease that is invariably fatal. Tiny prions (infectious proteins) infect the brain and cause it to take on a spongy texture. Progressively… 

October 11, 2013 | Blog

Wee Memento Mori Rosary Bead

No big deal.  Just a rosary bead carved in bone, from 1741, informing us that we, too, will die. There are multiple elements presented here. One side is the face of a… 

October 3, 2013 | Blog

Cemetery Love & Death Mystery

You’re hanging out in your local churchyard cemetery (as one does) and you stumble upon a strange headstone. Michael Murricane, died 1977, “in a road accident on the morning of his intended… 

September 24, 2013 | Blog