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  • T-Mobile's looms
    Widow takes her husband's ashes to T-Mobile to prove his death
    Businesses went into the world of billing automation because it just makes things easier. It saves a lot of time and costs a lot less money than hiring whole telephone call centers and staff to do things like stuff envelopes, manually manage bills...
  • Look, Grandma, I found some cocaine!
    Man steals human ashes anticipating cocaine
    Yesterday, the New York Daily News reported that 28 year-old William “Billy” Cantrell planned for a night of video games and freebasing at Grandma's house after stealing an Xbox and what he thought to be a wooden chest containing...
  • Pet funeral choices
    A final resting place for your best friend
    Burying a beloved pet in the back yard used to be the way most animal caretakers dealt with that friend's demise. But things have changed and the Houston area is now home to a large variety of alternatives for laying your pet to rest. Here are...
  • Ash Wednesday
    Lincoln Catholics celebrate the feast of Ash Wednesday
    Today is the day when Catholics have their faith literally written on their forehead. Today is Ash Wednesday, the day when Lent officially begins. Traditionally, this is the day when many Catholics attend Mass and receive a blessing of ashes on...
  • Ash Wednesday: First day of Lent
    Ash Wednesday: First day of Lent
    Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent often observed in worship by receiving a cross of ashes on the forehead. The ashes used are usually the burned palms from last year's Palm Sunday. The ashes are blessed and placed in the sign of the cross...
  • Ashes
    Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick book review
    Ashesby Ilsa J. Bick is a heart pounding, edge of your seat thriller, that will have the reader wanting more with the flip of every page in the beginning. Then the book flounders off in the latter half of the book.The book revolves around Alex;...
  • Flowers at the fireplace
    Wipe the slate clean!
    It's that time of year again, the beginning or the end, however you choose to perceive it. This week we'll stay topically focused on environmentally friendly tips and tricks. For those of you who have a fireplace (lucky you!), we'll...
  • Ashes to ashes: Genesis 3:19
    What does 'ashes to ashes, dust to dust' mean?
    If you have ever been to a burial (and most of us have) you have heard the final blessing during the committal of the body to the ground.Meaning of "Ashes to ashes, dust to dust" The saying simply means: "We come from dust, and to...
  • Interview with Ilsa Bick, author of fabulous new YA book Ashes
    Interview with Ilsa Bick, author of fabulous new YA book Ashes - Part One
    Ilsa Bick, the author of Ashes, a wonderful new YA title about survival and morality when civilization is coming to an end, met with me to talk about her life, her writing, and what's next.Bick is an animated speaker, and after a day in...
  • Ilsa Bick, author of fabulous new YA book Ashes, on writing and her life
    Ilsa Bick, author of fabulous YA book Ashes, on writing and her life - Part Two
    Ilsa Bick, the author of Ashes, a wonderful new YA title about survival and morality when civilization is coming to an end, met with me to talk about her life, her writing, and what's next.Bick's own life story is fascinating. She is woman...
  • Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick
    Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick
    Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick is a book one should think very carefully about beginning. After all, finding time to read a 465 page book without stopping might be difficult.But it's guaranteed to be worth your while. Absolutely.During the first...