L-Johnson @l-johnson ?

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  • L-Johnson wrote a new blog post: International Organ Donation   6 years, 11 months ago · View

    Thumbnail The donation of organs for transplantation is a life-providing treatment that has grown in popularity in recent years. Unfortunately, the demand has grown at an even higher rate. The international exchange of organs or tissue is possible but is an uncommon procedure due to this high demand. Exportation of organs for transplantation will only happen if [...]

  • L-Johnson wrote a new blog post: A Broken Man   7 years ago · View

    Thumbnail If you found out you had a short time left to live, what would you do? You would think about your loved ones, of course. And then you realize- you’re the provider for your family. How will your family get by financially when you’re gone? For Walter White of TV’s Breaking Bad , this is his dilemma. [...]

  • L-Johnson wrote a new blog post: Resomation: The Green Alternative   7 years ago · View

    Thumbnail Resomation is an environmentally friendly alternative to cremation. It was developed in response to a growing desire for greater choice and increasing environmental awareness. The resomation process is similar to cremation, where it results in ash remains that are placed in a urn and returned to loved ones. The difference is that cremation burns the [...]

  • L-Johnson wrote a new blog post: Weezer Bassist Predicts His Own Death on Twitter   7 years ago · View

    Thumbnail Former Weezer bass player Mikey Welsh died on Saturday October 8th, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The 40-year-old performed with Weezer starting in 1998 working on the “green album”, the only Weezer album he would ever appear on. He toured with the band in 2000 to promote the album. He left the band in 2001 after [...]

  • L-Johnson wrote a new blog post: Choose Joy! It Ticks off the Grumpy People   7 years ago · View

    Thumbnail “Aaron J. checked in to Heaven.” This was the final check-in for Aaron Jamison on the popular social media app Foursquare. After all, Aaron, a stand-up and improvisational comedian, was an avid user of social media like Twitter, Facebook and Blogger throughout his entire chemotherapy. After being misdiagnosed for a year, it was discovered that [...]

  • L-Johnson wrote a new blog post: When Should You Write Your Will?   7 years, 1 month ago · View

    Thumbnail Thinking about your death is never pleasant, but preparing your family for your inevitable death is a wise and responsible act. The main reason for writing a will and testament is to create a legal document that helps to avoid disagreements and arguments between family members after you have passed away. How old should you [...]

  • L-Johnson wrote a new blog post: Grief Therapy of the Four-Legged Variety   7 years, 1 month ago · View

    Thumbnail Sometimes during periods of grief, a nonjudgmental, comforting presence can be all it takes to lift someone’s spirits. A grief therapy dog is a specially trained dog that does just that: providing comfort in times of crisis, grief, or even disaster situations. They will offer individual care, emotional support, and compassionate listening to those affected [...]

  • L-Johnson wrote a new blog post: This Is a Tribute   7 years, 2 months ago · View

    Thumbnail John Fogerty wrote Big Train (from Memphis) in memory of Elvis Presley. Don McLean’s 1971 folk rock hit American Pie is well known as a tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper, who all died in a tragic plane crash in 1959. Did you know that Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd is a tribute to the [...]

  • L-Johnson wrote a new blog post: Leather PETA Can Endorse   7 years, 2 months ago · View

    Thumbnail They consider themselves specialists in producing exquisite and exclusive products, carefully handcrafted by experienced master craftsmen. Their products range anywhere from $14,000 to $27,000 USD. Their clientele, while small, are highly reputable and request a degree of utmost privacy. Their supply, while not easily obtainable, is of only the finest quality, and despite the secrecy [...]

  • L-Johnson wrote a new blog post: Mourning Practices in Iraq   7 years, 3 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Funerals in Iraq are usually a very simple and somber event. People are buried on the day after their death, and are wrapped in a white cloth and placed in a white box, if available. A black funeral flag is hung along a street or intersection to honor the dead. Wakes are often held in [...]

  • L-Johnson wrote a new blog post: Somali Death Practices   7 years, 3 months ago · View

    Thumbnail In the East African country of Somalia, the Somali people will bury the body of someone who’s passed the same day they die. Verses of the Quraan are read to make the spirit leave the body. The body is prepared by closing the eyes and mouth, and straightening out the limbs. The body is hand [...]

  • L-Johnson wrote a new blog post: Dead Tired   7 years, 3 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Looking for a change of scenery from your usual boring hotel stays? Located in Berlin, Germany is the Propeller Island City Lodge which features themed rooms that have been designed by German interior artist, Lars Stroschen. The thirty rooms are unique and completely captivating. The highlight for people who are into vampires or gothic die-hards [...]

  • L-Johnson wrote a new blog post: Highway to Biker Heaven   7 years, 4 months ago · View

    Thumbnail If you’re a biker, you’ve probably spent your whole life demonstrating that you are different. Your love for the wind in your face, the open road, and only two wheels between you and the pavement, says that you ride to the beat of a slightly different drum. Why not go out in a manner consistent [...]

  • L-Johnson wrote a new blog post: Dearly Departed: The Tragical History Tour   7 years, 4 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Are you enthralled by stories of celebrity deaths? Do you have a fascination with celebrity scandals? The Dearly Departed Tour travels around California in their famous “Tomb Buggy” on an escorted journey through death, scandal, and murder. There are a few different Dearly Departed Tours, the most popular being “Hollywood Tragical History Tour” which departs [...]

  • L-Johnson wrote a new blog post: Coming Soon? The Obituary Channel   7 years, 4 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Obituaries have been listed in newspapers for years. More recently, with the popularity of the internet, many tribute websites and obituary listings pages have opened up. In 2009, a Quebec, Canada man named Gerald Dominique had an idea for a different medium to display obituaries: an all death, all the time, television channel. The French [...]

  • L-Johnson wrote a new blog post: Burial Practices in Switzerland   7 years, 4 months ago · View

    Thumbnail In Switzerland, the first thing to do upon a death is to call a local doctor who needs to certify the death and issue a document. This document is required to register the death, which must be done within two days at the registry office in the district where the death occurred. The burial or [...]

  • L-Johnson wrote a new blog post: Lighting up the Darkness   7 years, 4 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Candles are used for many specials occasions in our lives such as birthdays, Christmas, and Hanukkah for example. Candles are even lit at funerals and placed near the casket (or remains) as a simple way to honor the dead. They are also lit in memory of the dead on the anniversary of their death. They [...]

  • L-Johnson wrote a new blog post: A Horse With No Rider   7 years, 4 months ago · View

    Thumbnail A riderless horse, also known as a caparisoned horse, is a horse that accompanies a funeral procession . It has no rider, and has a pair of boots in the stirrups facing backwards. The horse follows the caisson carrying the casket. In the US, the caparisoned horse is part of the military honors given to an Army or [...]

  • L-Johnson wrote a new blog post: What’s Buried In Vegas, Stays In Vegas   7 years, 4 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Personalized funerals are becoming more and more popular as traditions fade and the $10 billion dollar funeral industry seeks new revenue sources. Palm Mortuary, a Las Vegas funeral home, has been attracting mourners with their service of completely customized funerals. This includes personalized videos and music, and even creative methods of spreading the deceased’s ashes [...]

  • L-Johnson wrote a new blog post: Umbrellas – Rainy Day Weapons   7 years, 4 months ago · View

    Thumbnail One of the most notorious acts of assassination during the Cold War was carried out by using one of the most covert weapons available. This deadly device is portable, lightweight, collapsible, and brings bad luck if you use it indoors – that’s right, I’m referring to the umbrella. Georgi Markov, a writer and broadcaster who [...]

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