Gordon Truesdale’s Gaseous Head: A Tale of Grave-Robbing and Gas Gangrene

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

Mummy Dearest: A series, probably

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┬ásay about mummies it occurred to me that there are a WHOLE… Continue reading Mummy Dearest: A series, probably

Bricks in the Trap: Protecting the Village from Old School Vampires (Part 2)

Deviant Burials: Archaeological Vampires So, let's get to the good stuff, by which I mean vampire skeletons. Of course, the skeletons in question are not actually vampires, but they were buried in a way that indicates that the people doing the burying were afraid that the deceased might be at risk of┬ábecoming a vampire. You… Continue reading Bricks in the Trap: Protecting the Village from Old School Vampires (Part 2)

Bricks in the Trap: Protecting the Village from Old School Vampires (Part 1)

When you say "vampire", most people in our portion of the world probably picture the modern version of this folk monster: a beautiful, suave, smooth-talking creature who offers the prospect of eternal life. There are a number of different versions of this breed of vampire, and the one that comes to mind probably depends on… Continue reading Bricks in the Trap: Protecting the Village from Old School Vampires (Part 1)