Where Ceremony, Precaution, and Technology Meet

Where Ceremony, Precaution, and Technology Meet

In this time of Covid-19 there seems to be an air of “you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone” around remembrance ceremonies.  We’re living in a day and age where we hear more and more people saying, “I don’t want a funeral,” and/or, “I hate funerals.” ...
Go in Peace – A Film

Go in Peace – A Film

When my father died at the age of sixty-nine, in an alley in downtown Denver on August 5, 2013, the only things he had left to his name were the clothes on his back, his walker, the cell phone he used to call 911, and his military ID.  He didn’t even have a wallet to...
Ageism Much?

Ageism Much?

The search for the fountain of youth is an age-old tale.  This recent bio-tech article makes it clear just how off-putting the idea of aging is for some, and how desperately we want a “cure.”  “David Sinclair, a geneticist at Harvard Medical School, is one of...
Piss & Vinegar

Piss & Vinegar

Once after one of his many brushes with death, my father filled out a Five Wishes packet. Under “If anyone asks how I want to be remembered, please say the following about me:” he wrote, “He worked hard at being a good person.  It was really a battle for him.” He...