Obituary Guide - News and Reviews
Death and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder
Obituary Guide, August 5,
2014: The book Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffington notes that a heightened awareness of death can be a stimulus to live a better life.
Murder and Mayhem in the Brandon Cemetery Brandon Sun, June 2, 2014:
Why are we drawn to tales of murder and mayhem? Of course, these
dramatic events are fascinating. And there is something deeper. These
stories remind us of life, of community, and of the uncertainty we face
each new day.
Writing Your Own Obituary Offers Chance for Reflection
Brandon Sun, May 12, 2014: Writing your own obituary
might strike you as an odd notion. But some self-written obits recently
in the news draw attention to this practice.
Reflecting on Life and Death along the Camino de Santiago
Obituary Guide, November 9,
2013: Walking the Camino de Santiago invites deep refection
on life and death. Like many others, I discovered this while hiking
this ancient pilgrimage route in Spain.
Get to Know Your Local Cemetery
Brandon Sun, June 10, 2013: If you would like to get in
touch with your community’s heritage, then get to know your local
cemetery. To become acquainted with the cemetery is to remember and
recognize your fellow citizens, their lives and deaths.
A Family History Writing Workshop Obituary Guide, August 14, 2012: I am fortunate to be attending one of Charley Kempthorne’s family
history writing workshops. We are of an experienced,
mature age; apparently typically, the group is . . .
Helping Families Deal with Death "Most Satisfying Work" for Funeral Celebrant Brandon
Sun, September 13, 2011: To chat with funeral celebrant
Lawrence McInnes is to explore the changing ways we recognize and
remember life and death. The funeral celebrant is a . . .
“Memoir Man” a Born Storyteller
Brandon Sun, September 19, 2009: Interviewing Fred
McGuinness about memoir writing is like trying to harness a runaway
train of one entertaining anecdote after another. McGuinness is the
consummate storyteller. And he encourages others to tell their stories,
too . . .
Six Words To Describe A Life?
Brandon Sun, July 25, 2009: Can just six words sum
up a life? That is the premise of an Internet challenge that resulted
in thousands of submissions and recently the publication of a book. Not Quite What I Was Planning is . . .
Be Prepared: Will, Health Care Directive (Living Will), Obituary, and More
Brandon Sun, December 13,
2008: Among the resources described, a new book about health care directives, Living Will, Living Well.
Tours, Book Bring Cemetery to Life
Brandon Sun, June 14,
2008: Three great resources bring to life the stories buried in our local cemeteries. Gossip in the Graveyard, What Lies Beneath, and Every Stone a Story all inform, inspire, and invite us to . . .
Brandon Sun, September 29,
2007: The life story
of Harold Gray is one of 42 obituaries of everyday people in a new book
by Colorado newspaper reporter Jim Sheeler. Obit:
Inspiring Stories of Ordinary People Who Led Extraordinary Lives
is a . . .
Professor Gives His Last Lesson on Life Obituary Guide, September 26, 2007
The Portable Obituary: How the Famous, Rich, and Powerful Really Died Obituary Guide, September 24, 2007
The Way We Mourn Obituary Guide, August 30, 2007
Obituary Guide Now
Online News Release, August 30, 2007