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Christmas Grief

Christmas Grief

I read this blog post this morning and it reminded me that it is easy to forget how Christmas can often be a very difficult time for people. The pressure to be festive happy at Christmas time is huge, but if the anniversary of a loved one's death coincides with this...

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Meeting STEP in London

Meeting STEP in London

Photo by O-seop Sim on Pexels.com The Hilton London Bankside hotel was the venue for a conference that I attended this week organised by STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners). The hotel is near to the Shard and the Tate Modern, but more appealing to me to...

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THE SEVENTH SEAL

THE SEVENTH SEAL

©Reel World Theology I was pleased to find this blog post, as during 2019 a new business near my home has opened and it is called Seventh Seal. The Dance: Ingmar Bergman's Fear of Death in THE SEVENTH SEAL. I researched the name of the business and dsicovered that it...

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Facebook Memories

Facebook Memories

It was the evening of 6th November 2019, whilst sipping a glass of red wine, I experienced a digital encounter with my dead cousin. Facebook's memory feature reminds you of the posts that you made on the corresponding day of the year. If like me, you have been using...

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Why is it we want to memorialise ourselves?

Why is it we want to memorialise ourselves?

“Why is it we want so badly to memorialize ourselves? Even while we're still alive. We wish to assert our existence, like dogs peeing on fire hydrants. We put on display our framed photographs, our parchment diplomas, our silver-plated cups; we monogram our linen, we...

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Identity Theft

Identity Theft

Stealing the identity of a dead person is sometimes referred to as “ghosting”. It is important that social media accounts are either memorialised or closed when someone dies. Identify theft is a huge problem for all of us.  Your identity is a valuable asset, and can...

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Symbolism within St Peter’s Church, Malmö.

Symbolism within St Peter’s Church, Malmö.

This is a 14th century church that was damaged during the reformation, when the interior of the building was whitewashed, as it was thought to appear too Catholic. I was exploring this wonderful gothic church in Sweden when I realised that I was surrounded by prolific...

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Raising a glass to the dead

Raising a glass to the dead

The familiar legendary tale of Midas, a Greek king who's one wish was to have everything that he touched turn into gold, demonstrates how his own avarice became a curse when he did not have anything to eat or drink. An ancient tomb that was discovered in Gordium in...

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