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January 8, 2019

The Sir y Fflint Flintshire County Council has posted an enlightening PDF entitled "Assessing the Environmental Impact of a Funeral."  Rather than total the stats on global environmental degradation caused by our funeral practices to create some appropriately...

January 4, 2018

When I was first called to this work, one of my first challenges was to design a casket. There were certain fixed requirements. It must contain a body, it must make it possible to carry that body with dignity, it must fit existing infrastructure such as vaults and hear...

June 1, 2016

My business tagline is that “I will do for you as I would do for my own.” This week I have had the opportunity to walk that walk.  This week I am building a casket for my mother.

 

You might think that when a coffineer builds one for his own mother, he pulls out all the...

April 28, 2016

One of my favorite books is The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono.  If you haven't read it, make time for it.  It's a story about the big consequences of small actions. In it a man plants trees.  Just a few each day, while he is out with his sheep.  But over the cour...

April 22, 2016

I've sometimes thought of a casket as a sort of boundary where life an death meet on civil terms. Although I make caskets, I don't kid myself.  I am neither the beginning nor the end of the process.  I just build the box.  Under the best circumstances, the family and f...

April 14, 2016

I heard a story the other day, and it's a story that we hear all too often.  It goes something like this. Grandma is in hospice, and the end is approaching.  One of the the hospice workers gently asks if she's given any thought to how things will be handled when she di...

April 1, 2016

 

 

 

 

I've had a lyric  rolling around in my head, off and on, for the last 45 years. And it continues to roll around in my head, like so...

 

I'd love to change the world
But I don't know what to do
So I'll leave it up to you

 

(Alvin Lee - Ten Years After)

 

I won’t spe...

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