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This is a repost from an article in http://www.businessinsider.com/cremation-vs-burial-state-map-2015-5

Here’s where your dead body is more likely to be cremated than buried

Someone who dies in Mississippi this year is far more likely to be buried than someone who dies in Oregon. 164 more words

TRENDS

The ‘coldest cold case on record’: the first human murder

Evidence for the first ever recorded murder has emerged as the fractures on an old hominin skull have been put through serious analysis. Perhaps surprisingly, evidence for lethal human-on-human violence is very scarce amongst fossils from the Pleistocene, an epoch spanning the world’s most recent glacial periods. 369 more words

Evolution

Burial or cremation?

By George W Reid

One of the older members of our family told us that, when he dies, he wishes to be cremated, not buried. This request has caused considerable discussion among us. 687 more words

Religion

Get up, let’s do this quickly,
hurry up let’s go to the cemetery,
you have a lot of dead bodies to bury,
smelly stinking corpses that have kept you in misery. 126 more words

Poetry

Entombed

I buried you last year.
Like Egyptian pharaohs, your
Funeral was a stately affair.
I embalmed all your memories
In polished urns detailing our
Sultry summers surrendered to oblivion… 144 more words

Fiction & Poetry

On new burials...

“It is a startling next step in the natural burial movement. Even as more people opt for interment in simple shrouds or biodegradable caskets, urban cemeteries continue to fill up. 114 more words

Memento Maurie

Undertaker

gifts me a

branded

pen.

Lest

I

forget?

To write

dead

letters?

Or just for

next time.

Poem