The Dispatch

When I die, do not cremate me!

May 15, 2020 Casey Chalk 20

There’s something inexplicably profound about the dead, buried body, even as it decays to bones and dust. It reminds man of his morality, while suggesting, via the tension of a corpse that looks and feels […]

Books

A Novitiate for Eternity

August 15, 2019 Timothy D. Lusch 5

Death generally makes for unsettling reading. Unless, of course, we’re talking about true crime fanatics or mystery lovers. Those people can’t get enough of it. But death, especially our own—The Big One, the thing none […]

The Dispatch

The End of the World Again

July 2, 2019 Dale Ahlquist 6

We used to keep death close, even stare it in the face: the skull on the desk beside the book, the graveyard right next to the church, crypts under the floors where we knelt. We […]