Susan Soper's Blog – August 2012 Archive (2)

Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust…

Milton Fields Green Cemetery, Georgia It was just about two years ago when Steve Sall, 61, lost his fight with ALS and was buried according to his pre-planned wishes: in a “green burial” in the White Eagle Memorial preserve on Sacred Earth Foundation land in Southwest Washington. A hiker and mountaineer, Steve loved the outdoors and wanted to become a part of it. “I figure my best shot at immortality,” he spelled out for his wife, “is to stay engaged with the earth’s life cycle.”



Green burials are definitely…

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Added by Susan Soper on August 29, 2012 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Visiting the Dead in the Dog Days

Hollywood Hills Cemetery (Wikimedia Commons / Kafziel) Each morning, my husband and I wake up to Morning Edition on NPR and usually hear a jarring barrage of campaign orations, weather reports, or obituaries.



At this rainy August dawn, I picked up on something that’s apparently been going on all summer but escaped my drowsy attention: A series called Dead Stop – featuring visits to cemeteries and burial grounds across the…

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Added by Susan Soper on August 16, 2012 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

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