Yearly Archives: 2014

Dad’s Corpse in the Spare Bedroom

“How dare this woman leave her husband’s body to rot in a bedroom? Why did nobody intervene to stop this atrocity?” Simon Davis explores. 

December 18, 2014 | Blog

Hey Funeral Directors, Get the Hell Out of the Way!

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 | Blog

The Macabre Mystery of the Deathly Cameos

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 | Blog

Talkin’ Transi Tombs with Caitlin & Elizabeth

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 | Blog

The Dead Sea Necropolis of the Future

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 | Blog

Enon Chapel: London’s Victorian Golgotha

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 | Blog