Covid White Paper

Covid White Paper

A few weeks ago, I was asked to join the Global Covid-19 Relief Coalition. My subgroup was tasked with exploring all aspects of death, grief, and virtual funerals. Our white paper has just been released and reflects the input of nearly 100 specialists who work with...
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...
Review of ‘Ghosts of the Tsunami’

Review of ‘Ghosts of the Tsunami’

Ghosts of the Tsunami: Death and Life in Japanā€™s Disaster Zone by Richard Lloyd Parry My rating: 5 of 5 stars A very absorbing and moving book. I was keen to read it as I am a student studying death religion and culture, and thought that this book would cover all...
Zebrugge Ferry Memorial

Zebrugge Ferry Memorial

The Herald of Free Enterprise ferry capsized on the 6th March 1987 whilst on a voyage between Zebrugge in Belgium and Dover England. 193 people died in the tragedy which was caused by the crew not closing the bow doors correctly. This catastophinc accident happend 30...

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