Monthly archives: July, 2015

You Are Not An Introvert

This post is not entirely about funeral service, but it’s about who I am and how that occasionally affects my job as a funeral director. Today, it’s fashionable to be an introvert, to be socially anxious, to be awkward…or rather, to SAY you are. You are not an introvert. You agree, “Oh ya I totally…


Coward’s Way Out

Suicide, the great escape, has been called the Coward’s Way Out by many zealous individuals who most likely have no idea what it takes to actually override your largest human instinct, that of self-preservation. The physical act of suicide is anything but cowardly, and its difficulty and the courage it requires are a couple of…


Cremation Explained

Similar to my previous post, Autopsy Explained, here are several things you need to know about cremation and arranging a cremation for someone. As a professional, I have learned it is impossible to dumb things down too much. Certain things which seem obvious to me – such as “cremation is irreversible” and “cremated remains are…