Book Review: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and Other Lessons from the Crematorium by Caitlin Doughty

Title: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematorium Author: Caitlin Doughty Social Media: Twitter, Ask A Mortician Youtube Channel, Goodreads, and The Order of The Good Death Publisher: Canongate Books Format and Price: Ebook at $12.59 Rating: 5 out of 5 About The Author: Mortician Caitlin Doughty—host and creator of "Ask … Continue reading Book Review: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and Other Lessons from the Crematorium by Caitlin Doughty

The Howl of The Black Dog

On the 5th of March, my step-father Norman passed away from a heart-attack, his passing, on the surface, appeared to be a sudden shock and still does not seem real. However, in retrospect, the incident of a heart-attack was simply inevitable, my step-father's male lineage is severely afflicted with stubborn men suffering and dying from … Continue reading The Howl of The Black Dog

Rhythm and Blues

Today, I attended my Grandfather's Funeral and, as I watched my mother and her two brothers struggle to get through their individual eulogies, I realised I hadn't known my Grandfather very well. When my uncles spoke of my Grandfather's life and the trials he had overcome, some observations I had made as a young child, … Continue reading Rhythm and Blues