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Death = the end of life

Links related to death presented in a somewhat random fashion:

Flickr
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
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/04/what-prince-tells-us-about-mega-obituaries-213845

What to do when a loved one dies
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2015/10/24/credit-dotcom-after-loved-one-dies-finances/74263212/
http://www.aarp.org/home-family/friends-family/info-06-2012/when-loved-one-dies-checklist.html
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2012/10/what-to-do-when-a-loved-one-dies/index.htm

Pets
http://psychcentral.com/lib/grieving-the-loss-of-a-pet

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.
https://twitter.com/RNFutureTense/status/839720068061646850

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

Quotes
In the digital world, there are many pall-bearers.
– Antony Funnell, Grieving on social media is valuable, appropriate and here to stay
https://twitter.com/RNFutureTense/status/839720068061646850

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
Slideshare
Muertos
Lotería de Muertos

Elsewhere
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/03/magazine/the-dying-algorithm.html
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-09/grieving-on-social-media-is-valuable-appropriate-here-to-stay/8335360
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/09/what-it-feels-like-to-die/499319/
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/talkingplants/when-i-die,-bury-me/7037680
http://www.wheelercentre.com/broadcasts/podcasts/better-off-dead
Top five regrets of the dying
http://travel.nytimes.com/2012/11/25/travel/the-afterlife-of-your-frequent-flier-miles.html
https://www.facebook.com/help/408583372511972

Capsula Mundi
http://www.capsulamundi.it
http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/afternoons/audio/201793106/the-capsula-mundi-project-raoul-bretzel

Churchyards/Cemeteries
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/19/churchyards-are-our-forgotten-nature-reserves

Euthanasia
https://bethebill.com

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
United

Death in Las Vegas
http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/death-las-vegas
http://obits.reviewjournal.com/obituaries/lvrj
http://adbasee.reviewjournal.com/webbase/en/std/jsp/WebBaseMain.do

Social Security
https://www.ssa.gov/planners/survivors/howtoapply.html

Digital Death
https://www.cnet.com/news/planning-death-social-media-digital-assets

Wikipedia
Gloomy Sunday

Planeta.com

Death and Dying

Death Notebook

Celebrating Day of the Dead in Mexico

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