At what moment are you dead?

Randall Hayes delves into the scientific theories concerning the age-old questions of death and resurrection. Kind of runs on from the last post (just to add some further cheer at this time of year).


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.


Lyme Bay

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.


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).