The 2021 Top Ten

Last year, I opened the Top 10 with a comment about how much 2020 had sucked. Given that we are still grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic, it did leave me with a lot of time on my hands in the early part of the year to devour books like a madman. So, much like last…

From Here to Eternity

In her book FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, Caitlin travels all over the world to explore several cultures and their relationships with death. Caitlin’s journey takes her through open-air crematoriums in Colorado, spelunking through caves in Indonesia, the day of the dead ceremonies in Mexico, and the Japanese tradition of “kotsuage” – the act of using…

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?

In Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?, best selling author, funeral director and YouTube sensation Caitlin Doughty, answers questions received from children (of the organic, free range type – her words, not mine) curious about death.  Did you ever wonder what happens to an astronaut who dies in space?  Curious about the various colors that…