Halp! Halp Death Get in to SXSW!

Chanel Reynolds, the amazing widow activist from Get Your Shit Together suggested that the two of us do a panel together at SXSW 2014 about what we call the “Death Space.” The… 

August 21, 2013 | Blog

How to Fix Society, One Baboon Group at a Time

Chad Weber did such an excellent job in his last post on Stanford neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky, that we asked him back to talk Sapolsky’s work with baboons. *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Robert Sapolsky goes to… 

August 7, 2013 | Blog

American Funeral Home Revolution #6: The Pitch

The sixth installment from awesome Austin-based funeral director Sarah Wambold documenting the process of opening her own funeral home. (Catch up: American Funeral Home Revolution #1, #2, #3, #4, #5) *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*   “I’ve made everything from furniture to sex… 

July 23, 2013 | Blog

The Simple, Elegant Death of Daehyun Kim

Daehyun Kim is everything. “I was born in Seoul, in 1980. Now I’m living and working in Seoul. I studied fine arts at a university, specialized in Traditional East-Asian Art/Paintings. I’ve been… 

July 18, 2013 | Blog

Poverty, the Thymus and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Friend of the Order Chad Weber gives us the highlight reel of Stanford neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky’s lecture “Poverty’s Remains.” The lecture is available (for a fairly large sum) on the Great Courses… 

July 10, 2013 | Blog

“But You’re Too Young For That!” — PART 2

This is part two in a three part series by Maureen Shockey on being a young person suddenly confronted with the responsibilities of death.  To catch up, read part one here. *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*… 

July 3, 2013 | Blog

The Italian Bride of Chicago

One of the hardest parts of running ghost tours is being polite to people that I think are nuts. I regularly receive e-mails from people who expect me to confirm that photographs… 

June 13, 2013 | Essays by Contributors

Finally a contest you’re dying to win.

Jeff Jorgenson, Order of the Good Death member and owner of Seattle’s green funeral home Elemental, has bought his company its first zero emissions electric vehicle.  Hell yeah, the environment. His little… 

June 11, 2013 | Blog