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 |
Josh Slocum, executive director of the Funeral Consumers Alliance, considers whether questioning the sacred cow of the funeral procession makes you the WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD.
October 2, 2014 |
Order-member John Carbone is a forensic psychiatrist and Director of Mental Health Services for the North Carolina prison system. His passion for collecting led him to write this piece. You can also find his words at Alienist’s Compendium.
August 5, 2014 |
Elizabeth Harper, relic hunter and mistress of All the Saints You Should Know, and Caitlin, boring ol’ medievalist mortician, bring you their correspondence on transi tombs. We hope to one day turn it into a cable access chat show. Geek out with us!
July 29, 2014 |
I first wrote about the Yarauvi project two years ago, but given the current problems in the region it seems especially relevant, and worth re-visiting.
July 21, 2014 |
Order member Carla Valentine (yes, her real name) is Technical Curator of Barts Pathology Museum in London, responsible for the conservation of 5000 human anatomical specimens. She blogs the nefarious connections between sex and death at The Chick and the Dead.
June 30, 2014 |
Bless their morbid souls, Order members Bess Lovejoy (author of Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses) and Megan Rosenbloom (co-founder of Death Salon) put together a list of deathy books for all manner of death interests.
By no means does it include all the glorious options, but I’ve read most of these and fully approve. Accept no substitutes!
June 18, 2014 |
Roving relic hunter (and brand new Order member!) Elizabeth Harper is back to set us straight on the allegedly non-composing wunderkinds of Roman Catholicism- the incorrupt corpses. See more from her recent adventures in Rome and Mexico City on All the Saints You Should Know.
June 5, 2014 |
Real American Death Heroes is an interview series by Order member Sarah Wambold, focusing on people making compelling commentary on the death space in America. Read the other pieces in the series here and here.
June 2, 2014 |
Why death suppression simply doesn’t work.
May 8, 2014 |
Order member and home funeral midwife Cassandra Yonder shares the story of the death that revealed her calling.
May 4, 2014 |
“A home for deathlings, a home of our own, under a rock or under a stone.”
April 22, 2014 |