I’m signed up with an organization that will collect my body, when I’m no longer using it, and use it for scientific purposes. My family won’t have to worry about body disposal. They can do a memorial for me, i […]
Charles Beebe replied
Thanks for that, Fay, I appreciate your sense of humor! I didn’t know about the embalming fluids issue with traditional cremation, so I looked it up. Bio-cremation apparently takes a greener approach (using no embalming fluids), but it still uses lye, so it makes me wonder how green it is. I suppose the lye could be reused like water in a carwash, but that might get “messy” after awhile, hah. Apparently, the lye used in the bio-cremation process is Potassium hydroxide, which is also used in the making of all liquid soaps (another form of lye, Sodium Hydroxide, is used in all bar soaps). It is one of the allowable non-organic ingredients included in USDA organic standards since their inception, so I guess it is relatively benign. In any case, I’m with you–the more useful/harmless my shell is after I’m done using it, the better! I kind of like the idea of “proactive reincarnation”: If you want to be a tree next go-round, have your remaining atoms buried or scattered underneath one and voila, you are Groot. 😉
- Charles Beebe replied
Just celebrated the three year anniversary of publications of Naked Me (which has a section of my love affair with Nature) and Hell Outta Dodge, a fun novel. Both available on Amazon.
I write a blog that mostly focuses on my journey into some nasty brain diagnoses. And to think, it’s my very favorite organ! Here’s a recent one, but feel free to read all of ’em at fay’soflife.blogspot.blog.
I don’t know if this has anything to do with anything, but it is real enough for me
Tonight I felt a strong compulsion to…[Read more]