8 mn read Who would have expected to learn so much about death and beyond from a cat? Then again, who would you learn from?
7 mn read The first Rule of Coffin Club is….
5 mn read The lighting of candles plays a significant part in my daily life. Each morning I stumble out of bed and fire up a tea-light.
5 mn read When I tell people that I host a monthly Death Cafe, it amuses me how many look confused and immediately respond with ‘DEAF Cafe?’… usually several times before they allow the dreaded D word to permeate their thinking.
4 mn read There comes a point in life and I’m sure it’s different for everyone when one becomes aware of one’s mortality. I can’t pinpoint when, exactly, it was for me but one day I became scared of climbing up or down steep staircases, thinking I might fall.
7 mn read I am 64, and entering into the terrain of my own drawing-closer mortality – yet talking about death is still forbidden. Sex is so much more out in the open. Death is the last taboo
5 mn read Blood has been such a massive part of my life for the last 37 years. Every month, from the age of 12, I’ve bled like a stuck pig…
5 mn read Unlike many people of my vintage, I’d never experienced dying up close. Last year the universe sent me on a crash course, reuniting me with my friend Bob whom I’d met at university in 1979.
5 mn read I found a video of a woman in Britain who picked up her mother’s body from the mortuary, placed it in her camper van and drove to a field where she and her friends dug a very deep hole and gently lowered her mother into it.
5 mn read I stand here in the world without you in it anymore, still reeling from America having put Donald Trump in the White House.