Tag Archives: Funeral Industry

A Game Changer Film That Alters The Way We Observe Death

“In the Parlor, The Final Goodbye”

I had the amazing good fortune to experience true magic recently when I drove from San Francisco to Sacramento. The storms actually parted as the sun streamed through. That evening an audience gathered for the debut of an unusual documentary film … Continue reading

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On the Subject of Funeral Homes and the Funeral Trade

Read Funeral Director Thomas Lynch's book "The Undertaking, Life Studies from the Dismal Trade" for a real view inside funeral homes

I’m long overdue to review the unquestionably seminal The Undertaking, Life Studies from the Dismal Trade, a book with an inside view of funeral homes. The work is written from the perspective of no less than a funeral director, Thomas … Continue reading

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What is DNA Banking? An Interview with Jeff Harbeson, Part Two

The DNA Memorial offers the bereaved a chance to keep the DNA of their dead loved ones close and accessible for future medical advances

Today, in the second part of a two-part interview, SevenPonds speaks with Jeff Harbeson, the CEO of CG Labs in Ontario, Canada and the founder of Family Choice Funerals and Cremations, a Virginia-based company with a vision of becoming the … Continue reading

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What is DNA Banking? An Interview with Jeff Harbeson, Part One

The DNA Memorial offers the bereaved a chance to keep the DNA of their dead loved ones close and accessible for future medical advances

Today, in the first part of a two-part interview, SevenPonds speaks with Jeff Harbeson, the CEO of CG Labs in Ontario, Canada, and the founder of Family Choice Funerals and Cremations, a Virginia-based company with a vision of becoming the … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Final Rights: Reclaiming the American Way of Death” by Joshua Slocum and Lisa Carlson

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

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From The Old American Way of Death to the New American Way

A fan sends me a strong message to please examine the funeral business

As SevenPonds grows, I continue to be deeply touched by fans who reach out to me in a multitude of ways.  I receive emails, calls, letters and some even approach me at conferences and events. I cannot begin to tell … Continue reading

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