This post is a little off-topic because it's not about death, but this is my blog and I do what I want. I do have some new posts coming up, about cleaning bones, and about Lady Dai, the Chinese mummy. I'm hoping to get to them by the end of March, but I have my… Continue reading Lost in Space: Astronaut DNA vs. the Media
If you've ever met me, or read this blog before, then it should be utterly nsurprising to you that I am obsessed with taxidermy. There's just something about taxidermied animals that is so fascinating to me - they're very uncanny in the sense that a well-mounted specimen can appear to be incredibly lifelike. It's kind… Continue reading A little Diversion: Taxidermy Tuesday!
Whew, hello, it's been a while! I want to say that it's working full time and trying to stay on top of funeral school that's keeping me busy, but the real culprit is that there's too much good TV to watch and I can't multi-task. If I could research and write while simultaneously watching Stranger… Continue reading Gordon Truesdale’s Gaseous Head: A Tale of Grave-Robbing and Gas Gangrene
There's been a few mummies in the news lately, which naturally reminded me that mummies are freakin' awesome and cool. Climate change less so, but I'm not here to talk about that so mummies it is. As I was thinking about what, exactly, to say about mummies it occurred to me that there are a WHOLE… Continue reading Mummy Dearest: A series, probably
So, since this is a death-and-related-things focused blog, I figured that I might as well delve into a pretty fundamental aspect of the whole death thing and write about what happens to something that was alive after it dies. Of course, decomposition isn't the only thing that can happen to an organism after it dies (I… Continue reading Deconstructing Decomposition: The Process of Decay