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Unbroken Circle

Today I offer you the lyrics to a song I wrote many moons ago. This is my idea of a pagan funeral song, speaking of how I would like my remains to be given to the 4 elements. 330 more words

Modern Witchcraft

Untethering Urns

This Is A Blogging From A To Z April 2014 Challenge Post

I came across a post on Twitter that I found really cool. It's a topic that most people don't want to talk about, but the truth is, we are all going to die, and the fact is, although I hope that I live a long time, the chances are that I may go before my wife. 128 more words

Sarcoidosis

Everest ablaze after cremations go wrong.

In what can only be described as ‘awe inspiring’ the world highest peak has been almost fully set alight by a team of over enthusiastic Sherpa’s. 176 more words

International

A Caregiver's Story.... A Short Conversation on Death.

This morning we packed up to head to mom’s dentist.  The appointment itself was uneventful, only a routine cleaning.  The excitement came with a flying  from outta nowhere rock that spider webbed moms windshield. 239 more words

LIfe Issues

Many African American Families are Opting for Cremation

When it comes to final arrangements, more and more, African American families are choosing cremation, over the traditional funeral and burial. Whether it’s because of the rising costs of burials or it’s due to younger generations moving away from the tradition of funerals and burials, and all the pomp and circumstance it entails, the number of African American families choosing cremation over traditional burial is on the rise. 293 more words

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Is there DNA in cremated remains?

The question continues to arise; is there DNA in cremated remains? The fact is no DNA in cremation remains of humans which are properly cremated. Cremation temperatures in the retort range from 1400-1800 degrees and any of the organic compounds, which contain the nucleotides to derive viable strands of DNA necessary to perform the test, are destroyed.   21 more words

Cremation

Be Gentle "It's My Dad"

I’ve spent much of my life in TSA lines, a la dad working for Continental Airlines most of my life. Over the years, I’ve had to explain lots of weird shit in my belongings to TSA. 617 more words