“Befriending Mortality” 6-Week Series What does Befriending Mortality mean to you? Join me to reflect on many facets of this time-honored question. After getting an incredible reception for the pilot of this six-session series last fall, I’m offering… Read More
Watch Staring Down Fate, an important new documentary about mortality and the state of our planet When Chris Lucash was diagnosed with ALS at the age of 53, he and his wife Alisa and their three young children… Read More
Since co-founding PDX Death Café early in 2013, I’ve produced or supported more than three dozen Cafés. During that time, PDX Death Café has been acknowledged as the largest among the 30+ countries worldwide that are hosting these amazing… Read More
The Death Talk Project
From 2016–2019 the Death Talk Project organized workshops, rituals, Death Cafés, a monthly movie night, and other events. This legacy site documents our approach to useful, honest conversation about how we die, how we mourn, and how we care for and remember our dead.