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15. Body Removal

15. Body Removal
The body of the deceased needs to be removed from the home. This event usually ends within 2 hours of death. Events unfold quickly. 736 more words



“You know Al, its hard enough to live in this world without your constant animosity. These kids might have it harder than we did”

“Psh, they’re too caught up in their Facespace and Osama-Biden to notice,” he grumbled. 1,280 more words


Burning Buffaloes

The burn is on. Understandably so, as it’s once again the season for mass cremations. Bali-style.

The greater metropolitan area of Ubud (I never imagined I’d write those words five years ago), along with villages around the island, sees this annual tradition get under way, through the peak season of July and August, as a slew of… 403 more words

Random Thoughts

I'm Burning Up

Winner: Dottie

It’s always nice to get some fresh faces on the winners podium. This was Dottie’s first win and she had to beat the always dangerous Judy and first timer Lisa. 689 more words

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - Caitlin Doughty

Well this cover gets a big fat yes. I hadn’t heard  a word about what this book was about, and then I saw some celeb on Instagram clutching one, and straight away I thought, … 345 more words


Early Anglo-Saxon Cremation (Again)

The significance of cremation practices in early Anglo-Saxon England was originally the topic of my 2000 doctoral thesis from the University of Reading.

I subsequently wrote up expanded versions of the ideas from the thesis into a series of… 345 more words

Archaeologies Of Death And Memory

April A To Z – By way of G

I’ve gone and got to G.  What shall I gab about?   I’ve got it!


Any of you who may feel that all three of the above are connected, haven’t been paying attention to the filing system inside my head. 882 more words