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September 11, 2020

The Starfish COVID19

A young girl was walking along a beach upon which thousands of starfish had been washed up during a terrible storm. When she came to each starfish, she would pick it up, and throw it back into the ocean. People watched her with amusement.

She had been doing this for some time when a man approached her and said, “Little girl, why are you doing this? Look at this beach! You can’t save all these...

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September 11, 2020

April 08, 2020

Why Webcasting/Live Streaming Funerals


Millions attended Whitney Houston's funeral and listened to "I will always love you" as her body left the church. After Getty Images photographer Chris Hondros was killed covering a Libyan uprising, thousands attended his memorial service. The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin exited stage left in front of millions all around the world in a four-day funeral extravaganza. The thing each of these...

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April 01, 2020

How to Help someone Grieving during COVID-19

As you can imagine, not having the opportunity to hold a traditional funeral or memorial service can be very difficult for anyone. I personally believe we benefit from gathering and remembering our loved ones. I believe in the funeral service as a part of the grief journey. Be kind, support where and when you can. Most important, be kind, always. There are still ways you can support them as...

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April 01, 2020

A Grievers Guide to surviving COVID-19

You’ve lost the love of your life and no one can hold you, are you serious??

The death of a loved one is an incredibly stressful and life-altering event. Right now, this is exacerbated one billion per cent. You are as alone as you ever could be. Grief is a very solitary and unique thing under normal circumstances but with COVID-19 blowing everything we ever knew to smithereens, people who are...

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April 01, 2020

COVID Funerals and Memorials

If you’re unable to hold a funeral for your loved one, or if attendance is limited to immediate family, you do have options:


  1. IF your State or Country permits, You can have a private viewing for only immediate family and/or close friends in shifts – example 4 people in, 4 people out, different 4 people in etc etc
  2. Regardless of whether you choose burial or cremation, postpone the service. As a...

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April 01, 2020

COVID-19 and Funerals 2020

 Last week, a video posted by the media outlet Corriere Della Sera showed a convoy of military trucks transporting around 60 coffins from the overwhelmed morgues of Bergamo, Italy’s to cremation sites in other towns. New York where I currently reside has become the ‘new’ Bergamo. Fuck.

I work in Manhattan mostly, in the funeral industry, and things are not good. Currently, the concern about...

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