“Personal Values” by Rene MagritteAmong other things, I am an explorer of the human condition and I’ve been interested in culture-based information seeking behavior for a long time. This blog is an attempt to share my passion for the social aspects of culture and technology surrounding death and dying and their relation to the spiritual side of memory, place and storytelling. My librarian nature may peek through from time to time too since I believe libraries and cemeteries have similar foundations and benefit our culture in similar ways.

There are people who professionally study this topic, and it is called thanatology. I am not an expert in this field but wanted a place to collect ideas and thoughts from the people and sites that move in and out of this discipline. I’ve decided this blog will only be a year-long experiment just because I like a sense of closure at the end of any project. In the end I hope I’ll be able to share something with you that we both might find useful someday or create a digital filing cabinet for myself of the days surrounding and following the passing of my own parents. Thanks for visiting. ::tori

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