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Seventh Seal

There is a lot of death in film, ranging from the maudlin (Love Story) to the quirky (Harold and Maude) to the existential (The Seventh Seal).  While I love a good romance,… 

February 11, 2014 | Blog

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


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