Best Podcasts on Death, Dying, Aging, and Grief

Best Podcasts on Death, Dying, Aging, and Grief

For 7 or 8 years now, I’ve been a podcast junkie. My wireless Bose earbuds are never far away. I listen when I’m cooking, cleaning, exercising, drying my hair, putting on makeup, or trying to fall asleep. If you’re new to podcasts, here’s great...
Crowdfunding a Funeral: Tacky or Smart?

Crowdfunding a Funeral: Tacky or Smart?

Here in the Midwest, it’s common at weddings to have a “dollar dance,” in which guests slip the bride a dollar bill as they take turns whirling her around the floor of some Moose Lodge or skeezy banquet hall. This tradition is wrong on so many levels...
Is Digital Immortality a Creepy Concept?

Is Digital Immortality a Creepy Concept?

Folks say your life stays on the internet forever, as if digital immortality were a creepy or sinister prospect. We’ve been warned about posting racy Spring Break photos so many times, it’s become a cliché. But is it possible that our Facebook and...
Crowdfunding Pays for Funerals After Disaster

Crowdfunding Pays for Funerals After Disaster

Texas families who lost loved ones or homes in the recent Houston–area flooding are turning to crowdfunding to pay funeral or living expenses. The idea is a good one, but it’s not new. In fact, entrepreneurs have launched crowdfunding venues designed especially for...