L-Johnson @l-johnson ?

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  • L-Johnson wrote a new blog post: What Not To Say To The Grieving   4 weeks, 1 day ago · View

    Thumbnail “When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” Kahlil Gibran When someone you care about is grieving, your presence and sympathy alone is all that’s needed to provide some comfort during this difficult time. We feel like [...]

  • L-Johnson wrote a new blog post: Our Bodies’ Energy Remains, Even After We Die   10 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    Thumbnail According to physicists, every particle that ever touched you will always remain in this world because in death your energy does not die with you. It may be comforting to know that so much of you surrounds those you love after you have died, just in a less orderly form. Funerals as we know them [...]

  • L-Johnson wrote a new blog post: The Most Kissed Face of All Time   1 year ago · View

    Thumbnail She has a face that was considered the ideal beauty of her time period, inspiring a generation of models and actresses. She has been referred to as having the most kissed face of all time. She has an enigmatic smile comparable to that of Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Her attractive visage became a trendy addition [...]

  • L-Johnson wrote a new blog post: Death under the Limelight   1 year, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Urban legend tells the tale of the performer who dies onstage during a performance, the audience unaware of the trauma before them thinking it to be part of the show. They clap and cheer at the realistic death performance, without realizing the performer is gasping for his last breath. This tale has more truth than [...]

  • L-Johnson wrote a new blog post: Dog Waits For His Master’s Return For Ten Years   1 year, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Hidesaburo Ueno, born in Japan in 1871, was a professor in the agriculture department at the University of Tokyo. His dog, Hachiko, would sit by the front door and see him off for work every day and greeted him at 4 o’clock at the nearby train station when he returned from work. One evening, Professor [...]

  • L-Johnson wrote a new blog post: The 10 Saddest Cartoon Deaths   1 year, 8 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Based on the book by E.B. White, Charlotte the spider befriends Wilbur the pig and they live their lives together until Charlotte’s death. It’s difficult to think about losing someone we care about, yet, it’s a part of life for everybody. Even cartoon characters aren’t safe from tragedy and hardship, and often this is how [...]

  • L-Johnson wrote a new blog post: Memorialized Like a King   1 year, 9 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Pyramids as funerary monuments have a millennia-old tradition, dating back ancient Mesopotamia, the Aztecs and Mayans in Central America, and Stupas in Southern Asia. The most famous are the gigantic pyramid tombs of ancient Egypt that were built for the Pharaohs. If you have ever looked at the pyramids in amazement and wished that you [...]

  • L-Johnson wrote a new blog post: Cryonic Preservation: Science Fiction or Cure for Death?   1 year, 10 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Cryonics procedures should ideally begin within the first one or two minutes after the heart stops, and preferably within 15 minutes. If you haven’t heard the urban legend surrounding Walt Disney, or seen an episode of Futurama, Cryopreservation is the technology of freezing one’s body in the hopes that technology in the future will allow for [...]

  • L-Johnson wrote a new blog post: R.I.P. (Rock In Peace), Jim Marshall 1923-2012   2 years ago · View

    Thumbnail His name is synonymous with the music that has entertained us for most of our lives. Emblems bearing his name can be seen on stage behind our favorite musicians including The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Kiss, Pink Floyd, Rush, The Ramones, AC/DC, Guns ‘n Roses and Nirvana. Jim Marshall, inventor of the Marshall brand of guitar [...]

  • L-Johnson wrote a new blog post: How You Can Help The Living, the Dead and the Living Dead   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    Thumbnail The small Pennsylvania town of Evans City is home to the Evans City Cemetery. This cemetery has been immortalized in George A. Romero’s 1968 classic zombie flick Night of the Living Dead . The cemetery chapel that’s featured in the movie is still standing, but it’s in bad shape. It could use some fixing up, or else [...]

  • L-Johnson commented on the blog post The Viking Funeral on Film – By Gail Rubin   2 years, 2 months ago · View

    Well my “to watch” list just got longer.

  • L-Johnson wrote a new blog post: The Infinity Burial Project   2 years, 2 months ago · View

    Thumbnail The goals of the Infinity Burial Project are to promote death acceptance and awareness and to create alternatives for the postmortem body that neutralizes the toxins in human tissue. Our bodies are full of toxins that, upon decomposition, are harmful to the environment. Founded and directed by Jae Rhim Lee, she developed or “trained” a [...]

  • L-Johnson wrote a new blog post: The Best Is Yet To Come: Frank Sinatra’s Sendoff   2 years, 3 months ago · View

    Thumbnail In the mid 90′s, Frank Sinatra was showing signs of dementia and his heart was in bad shape. The beginning of the end was in 1994, when Ol’ Blue Eyes was singing My Way on stage in Richmond, Virginia when he suddenly collapsed. He fell off his stool, hit his head on the speaker, and landed on [...]

  • L-Johnson wrote a new blog post: The Woman Who Hid From Death   2 years, 3 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Jeanne Calment at age 22 and at her 121st birthday where she said, “Death doesn’t frighten me; now I can think peacefully of ending a long life.” Jeanne Calment was a French woman who was born February 21, 1875. She died August 4, 1997 at the ripe old age of 122. She had the longest [...]

  • L-Johnson wrote a new blog post: So You Want to be a Grief Therapist?   2 years, 3 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Grief therapists help people cope when a loved one passes away. The job of a grief therapist is to work with an individual or a group to help people deal with emotional issues arising from the separation from a loved one. If you are interested in becoming a grief counsellor, there are many skills you [...]

  • L-Johnson wrote a new blog post: Cremation Through the Ages   2 years, 4 months ago · View

    Thumbnail The LeMoyne Crematory was the first crematory built in the United States. The word cremation comes from the Latin word cremo which means “to burn”. Most archaeologists believe that cremation was invented during the stone age, about 3000 BC. It became the most common method to dispose of bodies by 800 BC in Greece, and by [...]

  • L-Johnson commented on the blog post A Marvel of a Legacy   2 years, 4 months ago · View

    @nicki The premise is if superheroes tried to create a utopia, stopping all war, poverty, crime, sickness, and death. Sounds like a good read.

  • L-Johnson wrote a new blog post: A Marvel of a Legacy   2 years, 4 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Mark Gruenwald was a comic book writer and editor who was hired by Marvel Comics in 1978. In the late 1980s he became executive editor, with a particular focus as the keeper of continuity in the Marvel universe. His credits include Spider-Man, Captain America, Daredevil, Fantastic Four, X-Men, as well as writing for the Official Handbook [...]

  • L-Johnson wrote a new blog post: Math Meets Mortality   2 years, 4 months ago · View

    Thumbnail In the world, approximately 62 million people, all causes of death combined, die each year. The mortality rate is a measure of the number of deaths in a population. It is expressed in the number of deaths per 1000 people per year. The CIA World Factbook provides reference information for every country, and it reported [...]

  • L-Johnson commented on the blog post Identity Theft – 21st Century Grave Robbers   2 years, 4 months ago · View

    ooh congrats on your first article for mysendoff!

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