Each month we will post links to pertinent articles in the deathcare profession. From lawsuits to quirky sites, we’ll bring you a one-stop shop from deathcare-related items on the web. Here are this month’s links.
Japan Finds Story of Hope in Undertaker Who Offered Calm Amid Disaster, The New York Times
“I dreaded finding my mother’s body, lying alone on the cold ground among strangers,” Mrs. Arai, 36, said. “When I saw her peaceful, clean face, I knew someone had taken care of her until I arrived. That saved me.” Atsushi Chiba used Buddhist rituals in caring for nearly 1,000 bodies in Kamaishi.
Secrets of St Albans’ Roman burial urns unlocked, BBC News
CT scanners are being used to help unlock the secrets of five Roman burial urns that were discovered at a housing development in Hertfordshire.
How to be Environmentally Green Even in Death, US News & World Report
The world of consumer choice has come to the funeral industry. And the choice being offered is between a funeral process using traditional cremation in a high-temperature chamber and a new process that uses pressure-heated water and chemicals to achieve the same results.
What to do with a loved one’s ashes, The Guardian
They pose a peculiarly modern problem. Some scatter them, others bury them. You can even launch them in a firework. But what if you can’t make up your mind what to do with a loved one’s ashes after the cremation?
A nail in the coffin of old funeral ways, The Independent (UK)
The UK’s obesity epidemic may soon see a generation of people departing this life in a less than traditional fashion. Super-size ovens at crematoriums, designer coffins, and lifting gear to lower caskets into graves are also part of the modern way of death in Britain.
A Thai Cremation, dpreview.com
This site is dedicated to allowing users to review the photos of one another, and user posted beautiful images of a monk’s cremation in Thailand.