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Urban Chickens:Death and Disposal

As urban chickens keepers, there is a universal issue that we will all face at one time or another.  A dead chicken.  This raises the question, “What do we do?”   While there are several options, it is generally best to have a plan in place before this event happens.  451 more words

All Creatures

The burial of a dog

The ground wouldn’t cooperate.
Shovels and steel spit clawed
at dry soil and rocks.
The earth was resisting
like it didn’t want the paws
and the tail… 132 more words

Poem

Of Whales and Burials

Last week I decided to go whale-watching, and so I booked an early morning boat tour. The shuttle van picked me up at a nearby hotel, and I was greeted by a mildly grouchy driver and his first pick-up, a grey-haired Swiss woman who sat in the front seat with enviably straight posture and hands clasped on her lap. 1,586 more words

Diary

Genesis 23: A Sure Hope

Sarah lived 127 years; these were the years of the life of Sarah. -Genesis 23:1 (ESV)

Isaac was just 37 years old when his mother died.

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Devotion

Snippet: Fireman David Wilson, the first Protestant buried in Viveiro (Galicia)?

Here’s an intriguing snippet uncovered from the British Newspaper Archive while I was looking for something entirely different (!). According to the North and South Shields Gazette and Northumberland and Durham Advertiser… 177 more words

Anglo-Spanish

Song of the Week: June

If you’ve ever gone through phases where one genre, band or artist just dominates your musical landscape like a Rothko maroon, then you’ll understand. See, this month, I was listening almost exclusively to tunes filled with modern, electronic wizardry, such as… 454 more words

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Death and Vegas

Perhaps the Sodom and Gomorrah nature of Vegas was why some of my thoughts and conversations this weekend revolved around life and death.

My friend and I were having breakfast one morning and the topic of death came up. 276 more words