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Remains of the Day

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 10.21.2015 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

For more than two thousand years, some people, inspired perhaps by Diogenes the Cynic (ca. 412-323 B.C.E.), have made fun of burial practices and monuments.

This Artist Will Craft Your Loved One's Ashes Into Beads

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.01.2015 | Arts

They say your loved ones never leave you, but if you want to carry their memory with you always, Merry Coor will craft their ashes into a stunning mem...

Ashen Foreheads and Ashen Hearts

Rev. Kenneth Tanner | Posted 05.05.2014 | Religion
Rev. Kenneth Tanner

The season of Lent is not first about fasting or self-denial; it's about serious participation -- here and now -- in God's divine forgiveness with all his people, from the heart: God's pardon of us and our pardon of others. It doesn't change God, it changes us. It changes our hearts.

Even the Dead Travel in the Age of Globalization

Andrew Lam | Posted 01.23.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Andrew Lam

"'Til death do us part," that age-old marriage vow, has always sounded a little, well, non-committal to Confucian ears. In Vietnam, for instance, where I come from, death is not the end of relationships, it only deepens them.

To The Ashes, To The Soil, I Gladly Return

Chris Fici | Posted 04.19.2013 | Religion
Chris Fici

I appreciated the dirtiness of our Ash Wednesday retreat, and by dirtiness I mean the reminder that the soil, the ground, and the earth that is the very foundation of our bodily existence is something that we must not lose touch with.

Song for My Father

Doug Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Doug Bradley

My father's voice was like an instrument and I loved it, loved listening to it, especially in the shower when he would catch just the right echo, just the right timbre, the acoustics so perfect that it sounded like he was singing a duet or was on stage in a 1940s nightclub.

THE DUDE ABIDES: Man Orders Bowling Ball Urn For His Ashes

AP | Posted 08.10.2012 | Weird News

TURTLE CREEK, Pa. -- A Pittsburgh-area bowling fanatic has gotten a Utah company to fashion a bowling ball urn for his ashes. Company official Mike S...

Moving Company Withholds Ashes Of Widow's Dead Husband

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.01.2012 | Business

After losing her husband of 40 years, Toni Searcy couldn’t bear living in the same house she’d made a lifetime of memories in. But initiating her ...

Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust

Rev. Eleanor Harrison Bregman | Posted 04.23.2012 | Religion
Rev. Eleanor Harrison Bregman

Yes, there is a need for introspection and repenting - I don't want to minimize that. But my tradition also promises a Love that will hold us all forever, in life and in death.

Baby's Stolen Ashes Found On Oahu Beach

AP | By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 12.17.2011 | Crime

HONOLULU -- An infant's ashes that were stolen from a Hawaii home have been found at a beach and returned to the baby's mother, who thinks their caref...

Brooklyn Cop Returns Stolen Ashes To Granddaughter | JOHN DOYLE, CORKY SIEMASZKO | Posted 01.04.2012 | Impact

A Brooklyn woman who thought the ashes of her beloved grandmother were lost forever when a thief stole the makeshift urn from her car was reunited Thu...

Wisconsin Man Loses Relatives' Ashes When Car Is Towed

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin man has lost his father's and grandfather's ashes when the car where they were stored was towed and destroyed. Waus...