Oliver Burkeman on Death & Dying

Oliver Burkeman on Death & Dying

Just happened to catch part of Oliver Burkeman’s Monday morning series on BBC Radio 4 called The Power of Negative Thinking. Today he included a section on death and dying. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0845pmg NOTE this may not be available in all...
Queer Death Society zine

Queer Death Society zine

This mixed media creation is made up of creative and academic contributions from people around the world on the subjects of death, dying and mourning. Please visit the link below where you can view the zine and/or download a pdf. You can view or download...
Mourning our pets

Mourning our pets

Our friend Yuli Somme from Bellacouche has sent this beautiful piece I remember years ago my daughter cradling her dead hamster, trying to comprehend the why and what of it all.  Five years after the death of my lovely Labracollie, Flo, I still miss the soft...
Goodness and acceptance

Goodness and acceptance

Thanks to Caspar Henderson @casparhenderson for sharing these words from Iris Murdoch: “Goodness is connected with the acceptance of real death and real chance and real transience and only against the background of this acceptance, which is so psychologically...
Ear plugs…

Ear plugs…

There was once a tradition in Hookland of sextons and gravediggers wearing special ear plugs to prevent the dead whispering to them as they worked the churchyard. Few gravediggers today admit to keeping the practice, though those of Walmington are an exception....
Sophie Pierce in The Observer

Sophie Pierce in The Observer

Sophie Pierce is in conversation with art.earth’s Richard Povall on Friday April 9. She will be talking about her son Felix and the memoir she is publishing. Sophie talks about all this in this week’s Observer: It’s 9 March 2017. I am sitting in an ambulance, holding...
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