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Links Of The Dead July 2019

Vanitas with Sunflower and Jewelry Box by Maria van Oosterwijck

Vanitas with Sunflower and Jewelry Box by Maria van Oosterwijck

A gathering of death-related links that I have encountered in the past month or so. From somber to hilarious, from informative to creepy, here’s a snippet of things that have been reported on or journaled about in or related to the Death Industry recently.

This time last year: Links of the Dead {July 2018} | {July 2017} | {July 2016} |

💀  Why New Zealanders Love DIY Coffins
💀 6 Ways to Support a Grieving Teen
💀 What I Learned Photographing Death
💀 The Fraught Culture of Online Mourning
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A Course In Dying: Interview With Mortician Miranda
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How the Paris Catacombs Solved a Cemetery Crisis
💀 Speaking with the Dead: Life and Learning in a Cadaver Lab
💀 How a hospice in Wales is memorializing children with birdsong
💀 Black Funeral Food Traditions Are an Essential Part of Grieving
💀 This Chrome extension makes you ponder your mortality while wasting time on social media

Links Of The Dead June 2019

Image credit: David Jernigan

Image credit: David Jernigan

A gathering of death related links that I have encountered in the past month or so. From somber to hilarious, from informative to creepy, here’s a snippet of things that have been reported on or journaled about in or related to the Death Industry recently.

This time last year: Links of the Dead {June 2018} | {June 2017} | {June 2016}

💀It’s All Grief Yoga
💀Could Trees Be The New Gravestones?
💀Post Death Internet Service (or; A Newsletter After I Die)
💀Running into My Dead Mother at 7-Eleven
💀Will Millennials Be the First Generation to Stop Fearing Death?
💀Having a Dead Sibling Is Full of Contradictions
💀Why Did This False Euthanasia Story Spread So Quickly?
💀Surviving the Death of My Son After the Death of My Faith
💀Five Things we wish we’d known before our daughter died from brain cancer
💀Memento Mori: Life and Death in Western Art from Skulls to Still Life
💀‘Hadestown’ On Broadway Re-Envisions An Ancient Story Of Love, Loss, And Distrust
💀8 questions about the unexplained tourist deaths in the Dominican Republic, answered

Links of the Dead {April 2019}

art credit: Isabee

art credit: Isabee

A gathering of death related links that I have encountered in the past month or so. From somber to hilarious, from informative to creepy, here’s a snippet of things that have been reported on or journaled about in or related to the Death Industry recently.

This time last year: Links of the Dead {April 2018} | {April 2017} | {April 2016} | {April 2014}

💀 When Your Best Friend Dies
💀 What Cancer Takes Away
💀 To Grieve Is to Carry Another Time
💀 Why Pet Sematary refuses to die
💀 Why is death left out of wellness?
💀 When Cemeteries Became Natural Sanctuaries
💀 Suffering Blows: One Woman’s Journey With Grief
💀 6 Bricks Under: Vienna Cemetery Introduces Funeral LEGO Sets
💀 Washington may become first state to legalize human composting
💀 The funeral as we know it is becoming a relic — just in time for a death boom
💀 R.I.P. to a Startling Facebook Feature: Reminders of Dead Friends’ Birthdays
💀 A photo essay from the morgue that works as a description of what death looks like 
💀 From Jack the Ripper to Ted Bundy, why are dead women’s bodies still being used as entertainment?
💀 Caregiving can be overwhelming, but there are some ways you can prepare yourself for this new chapter in your life.

 

Goodbye, Sweet Meepster

My heart is breaking for my sister today. One of her dear girls has gotten old and very unwell, and they’ve come to the conclusion it is time to say goodbyes and gently facilitate little Megan’s journey to the next world. I spent the day with them yesterday, but am back home this morning, weeping all morning with sadness for everyone, and still mourning my own losses of this kind, when I had to do the same for my own beloved companion back in 2010.

Anyway, here’s to Megan, lil Mama, the meepingest Meepster to ever meep. See you in another life, you sweet, silly thing.

(If you’d like to see more ridiculous photos of these lovelies, my brother in law made a tumblr for their ridiculousness a few years back: Mallory and Megan.)

Links Of The Dead {March 2019}

“Spring” by Miguel Angélus Batista.

“Spring” by Miguel Angélus Batista.

A gathering of death related links that I have encountered in the past month or so. From somber to hilarious, from informative to creepy, here’s a snippet of things that have been reported on or journaled about in or related to the Death Industry recently.

This time last year: Links of the Dead {March 2018} | {March 2017} | {March 2014}

💀 Czechs clean thousands of human bones in ossuary renovation
💀 How a Common Death Ritual Made It Harder to Mourn the Loss of My Mother
💀 Grief and gaming: How I mourned my online friend
💀 Death By 1,000 Clicks: Where Electronic Health Records Went Wrong
💀 Memento Mori Motherfucker: Do Your Job
💀 Lessons In Life And Death From 12-Year-Old Lola
💀 Grief, Loss, & the Cult Of Positivity: Interview with The Mental Illness Happy Hour
💀 Making a Mourner: The Life, Love and Grief of Courtney Lane
💀 After her husband’s opiate overdose, a woman struggles to replace his healing touch with her own.

Links Of The Dead {February 2019}

How Sweet To Rest by Ally Burke

How Sweet To Rest by Ally Burke

A gathering of death related links that I have encountered in the past month or so. From somber to hilarious, from informative to creepy, here’s a snippet of things that have been reported on or journaled about in or related to the Death Industry recently.

This time last year: Links of the Dead {February 2018} | {February 2017} | {February 2016}

💀A Whale’s Afterlife
💀How To Widow
💀Valentine’s Day When You’re Grieving
💀What Medical School Doesn’t Teach About Death
💀Letters To The Dead: Shadow Writing For Grief And Release
💀See a Rare Visualization of Grief in the Art of Jennifer Rodgers
💀Play This At My Funeral: Interview With Jezebel Jones Of Bye Bye Banshee
💀Once forgotten, this historic African American cemetery now houses a poignant memorial.
💀Academy Award-nominated film ‘End Game’ examines end-of-life care
💀A reminder that our definition of death is man-made.
💀Why you never really die: A microbiologist explains all the ways the body lives on

Links Of The Dead {January 2019}

Winter Is Dead by Artificialia Room

Winter Is Dead by Artificialia Room

A gathering of death related links that I have encountered in the past month or so. From somber to hilarious, from informative to creepy, here’s a snippet of things that have been reported on or journaled about in or related to the Death Industry recently.

This time last year: Links of the Dead {January 2018} | {January 2017} | {January 2016}

💀 Morphine And A Side Of Grief Counseling: Nursing Students Learn How To Handle Death
💀 The World Of Victorian Grave Dolls
💀 What People Actually Say Before They Die
💀 Haunting new research indicates we will actually know when we have died
💀 Hand-made elegantly decorated Japanese urns
💀 How a nontraditional funeral helped this mom process her daughter’s tragic death.
💀 I Could Face My Own Mortality, but My Son’s Was Another Story
💀 I’m 33, Healthy, and Planning My Own Funeral
💀 Is This How We Conquer Our Fear of Death?
💀 Death Finds A Signature Look
💀 7 Powerful Books By Women That Deal With Death And Grieving
💀 What’s Under the Bejeweled Clothes of a Catacomb Saint?
💀 Trump’s Border Wall Would Destroy Historic Gravesites In South Texas

Links of the Dead {November 2018}

Image credit: Mathieu Baly

Image credit: Mathieu Baly

A gathering of death related links that I have encountered in the past month or so. From somber to hilarious, from informative to creepy, here’s a snippet of things that have been reported on or journaled about in or related to the Death Industry recently.

This time last year: Links of the Dead {November 2017} | {November 2016} | {November 2015}

💀 How a Grieving Father Is Uncovering Mexico’s Mass Graves
💀 Death As A Friendly Onion
💀 How vividly imagining your own death can help your next career move
💀 How To Grieve For Online Friends You Never
💀 Thanksgiving: The National Day of Mourning
💀 Event teaches local Girl Scouts about mortuary science
💀 A Handbook For Grieving
💀 “Magical Funerals®” coming to Walt Disney World
💀 She Sees Dead Bodies

Links Of The Dead {October 2018}

artist: Billelis

artist: Billelis

A gathering of death related links that I have encountered in the past month or so. From somber to hilarious, from informative to creepy, here’s a snippet of things that have been reported on or journaled about in or related to the Death Industry recently.

This time last year: Links of the Dead {October 2017} | {October 2016}

💀 Miyu Kojima Creates Miniature Replicas of Lonely Deaths
💀 Why I read books about death and you should too
💀 ‘It’s a day you can’t do again’ — meet the funeral stylists
💀 A 16th-Century Manual on How to Die, and What it Teaches Us About Life
💀 Arrangements, or, the visual tendencies that occur on the periphery of funerals
💀 Death around the world in ten objects
💀 The Cucumber Horses and Eggplant Cows That Welcome Back the Dead
💀 Skeletons must not be sold as Hallowe’en props, doctors warned
💀 How death disappeared from Halloween

Links Of The Dead {September 2018}

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image: Felipe Ribon / Musée des Arts Décoratifs

A gathering of death related links that I have encountered in the past month or so. From somber to hilarious, from informative to creepy, here’s a snippet of things that have been reported on or journaled about in or related to the Death Industry recently.

This time last year: Links of the Dead {September 2017} | {September 2016}

💀 I will be plastinated when I die
💀 Do Animals Experience Grief?
💀 A Baroness, Her Skulls and a Macabre Exhibition
💀 Talking Out Loud To A Dead Loved One Is Actually Good For You
💀 A dying woman calls emergency services, is callously told ‘everyone’ dies
💀 Care And Feeding Of Your Grieving Person
💀 How to Talk to a Grieving Customer
💀 Sarah Chavez On Death Positivity, Grief, & Intersectional Feminism
💀 Morbid Anatomy will explore mortality with Green-Wood Cemetery exhibition
💀 “My father is dying, and suddenly a show I never cared about has become vital”: This Is Us Is My Grief Counselor

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