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A defining choice

As the number of billionaires increase, with ‘creations’ of material wealth seemingly out of thin air – buying and selling money to accumulate more money – it seems like a good reason to ask the question: How Will Future Generations … Continue reading

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Does it matter what a will is written on?

With up to 45% of Australians dying without a will – one that is written down in paper form and witnessed – perhaps it’s worth considering doing something rather than nothing, If that something is as unconventional as recording a … Continue reading

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Staying on top of it as we get older

It’s all well and good saying that we’d like to be all well and good, when asked the question “How are you?” but what does it take to be well and good when there are so many messages coming from … Continue reading

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Making the case for elderhood

It’s a sad state of affairs that at a time when senior citizens abound, elders are thin on the ground. In his new book, Come of Age, Stephen Jenkinson makes the case that we must birth a new generation of … Continue reading

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More choice is on the way

More choice for the disposal of body remains is a step closer, thanks to a group of dedicated public benefit enterprise people in Washington, USA.¬† Katrina Spade is the driver behind this new way of dealing with our bodies post … Continue reading

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Bodies as bones as landscapes 

Life, death and landscapes Every now and again for whatever reason, we have those thoughts about where we fit into the scheme of things; the meaning of life; perhaps that we are in fact mortal beings; or even that there … Continue reading

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Less choice as funeral group gobbles up small regional providers

Note: This is a US publication, but the same principles apply.¬† By the way, it’s not a home – no one lives there. The funeral industry is a massive for profit commercial activity with a 100% assured customer base. We … Continue reading

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