In my life I have witnessed many family members and friends battle horrific disease and ultimately die horrific deaths. I have also seen firsthand what disease can do to a body. Death with dignity allows the option of ending life before it becomes less than life… I believe in this option and I believe that […]
Portland Oregon based Immune Media has captured beautiful footage in this film and tells the remarkable story of death mid-wives Nancy Ward and Holly Pruett as they provide home-based funeral support to Oregon families. Death DIY from IMMUNE MEDIA on Vimeo.
Over the Fourth of July weekend earlier this summer I harvested saplings and constructed a primitive casket. I wanted to take a moment and use photography to tell a story. I wanted to tell the story of natural or green burial. I wanted to portray how beautiful the process can be, not only for us […]
Life is mysteriously beautiful and unpredictable. When will we die? How will it happen, how will it feel, and what will the world do when we are gone? We can’t know the answers to these questions. However, we do have the ability to facilitate how we will be remembered and how we remember those who […]
It’s like going to bed at night and waking up in the morning. It’s that easy, that simple. The life and death experiences we allow ourselves to have are the root of all pain, suffering, happiness and peace. It’s not as easy has choosing to be happy or to die happy you must allow it. […]
I Was Here, lyrics by Beyonce Knowles I wanna leave my footprints on the sands of time Know there was something that Meant something that I left behind When I leave this world, I’ll leave no regrets Leave something to remember, So they won’t forget I was here… I lived, I loved I was here… […]
I recently traveled to Seattle, WA as a part of a trip I made across the US speaking to people about their thoughts and beliefs about death and the funeral profession. On the Seattle leg of my journey I stopped in the Boren Ave studio that serves as a display space for Greg Lundgren’s cast […]