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Friday, October 16, 2009

must listen: To Casket Or Not To Casket?

Must listen To Casket Or Not To Casket?
One Of America's Great Field Biologists Thinks About Burial

Adorable digging beetles, celebratory dancing over deceased, human compost folk song, frozen flesh sprinkles showering the earth-- this story has it all.

It's been 1 week since I heard this story on NPR and it's still on my mind. You can read the transcript here, but I really suggest listening to the full story. Pete Seeger's "In Dead Earnest" song is too good for words.


wool and misc said...

ooh! i heard this too. i'm all for self composting.