Julius Caesar Didn’t Own A Life Insurance Policy

Posted on May 28th, 2019
Posted by Martin Oaks under Community, Cremation, Hello world, Memorial, Resources
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“Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears. I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.” So begins the most famous eulogy ever written: Marc Antony’s stirring tribute to the assassinated leader of Rome, Julius Caesar.  With words carefully chosen, some subtle, others inflammatory, Antony cleverly praised Caesar — his aim was to rally the […]

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At the Intersection of Art and Death with Paul Walker

Posted on April 5th, 2019
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The Nobel winning author and absurdist/existential philosopher, Albert Camus, wrote: “since we all are going to die, it’s obvious that when and how don’t matter.” Camus, whose genius has continued to be revered long after his death on January 4, 1960, did not know actor Paul Walker, director James Wan or Universal Pictures. From a […]

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Carol Channing’s Cathedrals of Imagination

Posted on February 22nd, 2019
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It’s just been confirmed that on March 23, 2019, the McCallum Theater in Palm Desert, California will host a gala tribute to Carol Channing with a program of special performances and testimonials. The question is whether Channing, who died on January 15th at the age of 97 in the Palm Springs area, will have a […]

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The Epidemic That Could Be Stopped

Posted on February 15th, 2019
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In his seminal short novel, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” Truman Capote’s lead character, Holly Golightly, explained the difference between the blues and the mean reds. With the blues, she pointed out, “You are sad, that’s all.  But the mean reds are horrible.  You’re afraid and you sweat like hell, but you don’t know what you are […]

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Words That Matter After Death

Posted on January 31st, 2019
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“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend.  Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” Those wry words from Groucho Marx resonate on many levels.  In his typical incorporation of humor and wisdom, Marx strikes a contemporary universal chord — sometimes the power of the written word and the devoted love […]

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