Introducing Conservation Burials

Introducing Conservation Burials

With increasing alarm about climate change, many of us are paying attention to lifestyle choices we make that contribute to this growing disaster. How we live makes a difference. So too with our death care practices. Have you considered how you would like your body to...
That Stuff

That Stuff

“Now you two don’t need to worry, as your father and I have taken care of all of that stuff”, my mother said matter-of-factly to my brother and I. For the first time in many years, my parents, in their late seventies, my only brother and I were alone together in the...
In Memoriam: John T. Shields

In Memoriam: John T. Shields

Photo Credit: Leslye Davis | The New York Times “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? ” –  Mary Oliver.  As John gently left on his return to his beloved cosmos, he revealed a world that was a little better, a little...
Lean On Me

Lean On Me

Written by Penny Allport We heard them first, voices – laughter and song, words indistinguishable. “These young ones are having such a difficult time with physical distancing!” I said to John, as we walked with our dog Sophia. It was mid-March, COVID19 our new...