8Dec

Confessions of a Mortician

It’s probably not the most merry thing to read at this time of year, but it’s a fascinating piece. Eric Puchner meets a sixth-generation funeral director, who would like to help everyone understand something uncomfortable: death.

I knew almost nothing about what happens to Americans after they’ve breathed their last. Astonishing, if you think about it: that a person could live half his life without coming face-to-face with the one thing that unites us all.

Read the rest.

25Nov

Lyme Bay

Lyme
A much needed trip to the coast at the weekend – at Lyme Regis. A fascinating place from a geological and literary perspective. Read books, sipped whisky with friends, and walked along the coast looking at skies like this. Two days wasn’t enough, but it was good for the soul.

22Nov

Hello World

In a close future, a private company developed a technology aimed at boosting our brain capacity. But it requires from its clients to store their memory data on one single server. In this highly controlled world, a young woman has the power to change things.

A short French language film (with English subtitles, which automatically makes it clever).