Peak Obituary

related: extinction
slideshare: Day of the Dead in Oaxaca, Lotería de Muertos
editing: death and dying

Death = the end of life


death and dying
Grateful Dead

Buzzword Bingo

Age - Afterlife - Bereavement - Burial - Cemetery - Condolence - Death - Digital Assets - Elegy - Estate - Eulogy - Euthanasia - Executor - Extinction - Funeral - Grave - Grief - Heaven - Life - Memorial - Mortality - Mourning - Next of Kin - Obituary - Survivors - Sympathy - Time - Use By Date - Will

Peak Obituary

What to do when a loved one dies


Recommended Listening

Witnessing, death and memory - Social media is old enough now that it’s had to incorporate the reality of death: personal profiles are turned into memorial sites; recordings serve as a last avenue for goodbyes and images increasingly make us a witness to death itself.

Death by Elegy - Author Dick Gross has written about what he regards as the blockbuster of all elegies. It's called 'Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard', and was written over 250 years ago in Britain by Thomas Gray, a man who was the sole surviving child of a family of twelve children, who grew up in a village where the burial ground was at the centre of village life, and where every death had meaning for the community as a whole.

Whenever I prepare for a journey I prepare as though for death - Katherine Mansfield


In the digital world, there are many pall-bearers.
- Antony Funnell, Grieving on social media is valuable, appropriate and here to stay

La vida es tan corta y el oficio de vivir tan difícil, que cuando uno empieza a aprenderlo, ya hay que morirse. (Life is so short and the business of living so hard, that when you start to learn, and we must die.)
- Ernesto Sábato, Sobre Héroes y Tumbas

Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back into the same box
- Italian proverb

Ya está robando aire. (S/he's stealing air)
- Phrase in Oaxaca for a person over 90 as they approach death


Lotería de Muertos



Top five regrets of the dying

Capsula Mundi



Idioms: How do you say 'he or she died?'

Spanish: Se patio (needs editing)
¡Ya chupo faros!
Antes de colgar los tenis
Antes de colgar los chanclas
Antes de colgar equipo
Antes de entregar el pellejo

English: kick the bucket (see bucket list)

Bereavement Fares


Death in Las Vegas

Social Security

Digital Death


Death Notebook
Celebrating Day of the Dead in Mexico