Viewed from one perspective, a funeral is a unit of measurement marking the gap between our most important questions and the boundaries of our understanding
Do we care more about some celebrity’s death than the thousands of other deaths? No. Not really. It just serves as a reminder of how connected we really are.
“Life’s a garden man. Dig it!” That’s the tagline on my friend Kim’s Facebook profile. It’s a fitting slogan for a woman like her, a happy-go-lucky girl who never took anything too seriously. Even...
A lively trip around the world to compare how different cultures bring out their dead.
Symposium: It’s not surprising the Domino’s Pizza guys got to know Andrew to the point that they would actually worry about him. Andrew was an incredibly kind person.
There’s a haunting beauty in these old cemeteries. It’s the new ones that creep me out.
There’s a German word, Kummerspeck, which literally means “Grief-bacon” and is used to refer to the weight you put on while grieving.
Death is an alarm clock: love them NOW, before it’s too late. And maybe we do, maybe we go hug our significant other, tell our children we love them, vow to be more appreciative of the people in our lives. For a little while.
After the eulogy, a peculiar hollowness.
This week! Nature, Food, Obesity, Energy, Death, and Business!
Knowing that it’s time to say goodbye doesn’t make doing it any easier.
A touching piece from our distinguished emeritus writer.
Strong is the desire for vengeance. Pretends to be “justice,” vengeance does.
But down that path, no benefit will you find.
We detached the sternocleidomastoid and infrahyoid muscles from their sternal and clavicular insertions. Then, I took a manual bonesaw and cut through the clavicles at their midlengths…
by Christopher Carr, the second part of a series on the dissection of human cadavers