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New Year ritual not everyones cup of tea

In times past, before access to technologies like the internet, we tended to live in our somehwat isolated little bubbles believing that most other people were probably not all that much different for us.  This is no longer the case.  … Continue reading

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The town with a community operated funeral service

What to do when the closest funeral provider is an hour away, when local residents can’t afford the expense of the commercial operators?  Tough bikkies, is what some people would say, but not a town that is known for its can-do … Continue reading

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When loaf takes on a new meaning

Evolution is not only confined to the biological world, there is evolution within language as well. Who would have thought that the humble loaf would have anything to do with our discussions about dying and death? In The Story of … Continue reading

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When the coffin becomes a tourist attraction

Bizarre, ridiculous, crazy, disrespectful, commercial madness, tourism gone too far.  However you like to describe it the coffin races at Manitou Springs, Colorada are something to be seen to be believed – at least for those of us not used … Continue reading

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Mere Mortals on stage

A former undertaker and an artist get together to present a delightful take on the subject that many people shy away from.  Let’s hope this continues to demystify the D-word in all its manifestations. The Director is one of two … Continue reading

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Nature inspired grief relief

There’s the death of the person who has died and there’s the death space that is left within those who remain behind to grieve. When Dr Ross Dyer died, his daughter Jo Dyer came to terms with it by doing … Continue reading

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Recompose your thoughts for this one

This is a good news story that we hope comes to fruition – literally bears fruit of the earthly kind. While it is all taking place in the United States, it is great to know that good people are working … Continue reading

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