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We arrived in Kathmandu at night, not the ideal situation to arrive in a large city in darkness, but our plane out of China had ben delayed so you take what the travel gods give you. 1,235 more words


Cremation is an Intermediate Step Toward a Final Resting Place

Cremation is an option that has risen dramatically in the past few decades. While the original decision of Cremation for disposition takes some pressure off families, a decision must be made as to where the final resting place of a loved one’s remains still needs to be decided. 35 more words


Pashupatinath Temple and Swayambunath Stupa

Pashupatinath is the temple where the Nepalese dead are cremated and dumped into the Bagmati River. Swayambunath is a stupa on the outskirts of Kathmandu. It is also known as the Monkey Temple for obvious reasons.


#297 of 365 - 2 Haiku

2 Haiku

Granny’s eyes looked off

very soon to be the new

eyes for someone else



the fire burned bright

Daddy’s head hit the wall as… 7 more words


Sunrise on the Ganges

We left the hotel at five this morning and took the bus to the banks of the Ganges – a place slightly upriver of where we had been yesterday. 1,679 more words


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

emphasis mine.

Sir Henry Thompson’s main reason for supporting cremation was that “it was becoming a necessary sanitary precaution against the propagation of disease among a population daily growing larger in relation to the area it occupied.” In addition, he believed, cremation would prevent premature burial, reduce the expense of funerals, spare mourners the necessity of standing exposed to the weather during interment, and urns would be safe from vandalism. 20 more words