Exciting news for today’s A Good Goodbye Radio show! The interview with Erika Hayasaki, author of The Death Class: A True Story About Life, now will include Dr. Norma Bowe. She’s the professor who teaches the “Death in Perspective” class at the center of this nonfiction book.
Dr. Bowe, PhD, RN, MS, CHES, is a death educator who takes her classes on field trips to cemeteries, mortuaries, hospices, prisons and other real-world settings. Her curriculum includes writing assignments such as “The Good-bye Letter,” “If I Had a Rewind Button,” “Write Your Living Will,” and a class discussion titled “Instructions to the Funeral Director.”
Right after my A Good Goodbye show today, I’ll be the guest on Rhonda Vigeant’s program, The Home Movie Legacy Project. We will discuss how photos and films can help terminally ill loved ones do a life review that can help make meaning at end-of-life. We’ll also discuss the benefits of creating a media tribute for memorial services and tips on how to put a great photo collection together.
We may even talk about one of my own home movies on YouTube, The Bubble Gum Film! My future ex-husband Bob plays Death in this satire of Ingmar Bergman’s classic film, The Seventh Seal.
The creation of this Super 8 movie when I was majoring in Communications and Film at the University of Maryland, College Park reminds me that I was probably meant to become The Doyenne of Death® and start serious conversations using funny films.
The show starts live at 7:00 p.m. ET | 4:00 p.m. PT and you can download the podcast afterwards.