The line between life and death is quite narrow. You’ve heard the old saying, “here today gone tomorrow.” A simple task such as going to the grocery for milk, walking down the stairs or eating a hoagie for lunch could go awry and suddenly become quite complicated for your family. What if you were involved […]
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.
Westminster, South Carolina rests on the northwest edge of the state. The town was founded in the 1890’s as a water stop for the railroad and is also the home of the South Carolina Apple Festival. This sleepy little town of 2,422 folks was calling my name, but I wasn’t going for the apples. I […]
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 […]
The sun poked through branches of hickory and oak and filtered on our faces and on our Sunday’s best. We seemed immortal as if the whole world was before us and our lives would never end. Delicate biscuits made from the hands of a woman who suffered women’s oppression and the Great Depression filled our […]
After 15 years in the funeral business I have learned countless tricks, mentalities, modalities and lessons. It took me almost that long to realize that some of those might be worth un-learning. With dreams in hand, I resigned a secure management position. I walked away from a solid salary and the potential for advancement in […]
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 […]