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The Mystery and Magic of Haitian Vodou Funeral Rites:Ensuring the survival of the spirit
The Trouble with Diagnosing Mitochondrial Disease:And why a computer hacker faces 15 years in prison for intervening in a troubling case
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”:- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Author Archives: Antal Polony (Blog Writer, SevenPonds)
An inmate-staffed hospice program in one of the roughest prisons in the U.S.
Angola State Penitentiary in Louisiana has a long held and justly deserved reputation as one of the roughest prisons in the United States. With over 5,000 inmates and 1,000 prison employees, it is the largest maximum security correctional facility in … Continue reading
Green burial is all the rage today, but many Native American tribes continue to practice it as they have for thousands of years
In these days of increasing eco-conscious, less-is-more aestheticism, many of those preparing for an end-of-life are beginning to question the need for elaborate caskets, garish flower displays and environmentally unsound cemeteries. Home funerals too, that is, the family keeping, cleaning … Continue reading
A message of love, through space and time, that continues to heal wounds in Carole King
While death is never explicitly addressed in this classic song by Carole King, one can imagine it as a fitting piece of music for a beautiful memorial. There is something eternal and soul-like in King’s depiction of a friendship where … Continue reading
The holidays can be hard — a hospice care professional offers advice on coping with death in the midst of social pressures
Brad Leary is Director of Social Services and Counseling at Hospice of the Valley, a San Jose facility that, according to its website, “affirm[s] dignity and hope for those facing serious illness by providing comfort through compassionate palliative, hospice … Continue reading
A valuable book that sometimes suffers from an overly glib tone
Joshua Slocum’s and Lisa Carlson’s book, Final Rights: Reclaiming the American Way of Death, is one part in-depth expose of all things deplorable and funeral, and two-parts step by step manual detailing the different states’ laws regulating this shadowy industry, … Continue reading