Normal? Nothing Normal Here

Dale Clock is an interesting guy.  He works hard and doesn’t take himself too seriously. He’s a funeral director, a musician with a band, a business owner, a visionary,  an actor, a caregiver, a husband and a father. Oh, and did  I mention that he is a blogger?  Silly me. His blog is called  “Dale-Time – Stories and Stuff from the Family Funeral Business

I have met him once, talked to him a few times and e-mail him every now and then as he does me.    

When he gets around to writing something (which needs to be more often) he hits the bullseye. . . dead center, (pun intended).

He recently published a column entitled  The New Normal.  It is a remarkably insightful (and brief for my readers with short attention spans) look at  the paradigm shift taking place in funeral service.

By the way, who knows what a paradigm is?  . . .  “Twenty cents”, courtesy of Dr. Chris Smith, Intro to Sociology, Mt. St. Mary’s College, 1978.

I have heard it said  that the truth is still the truth, regardless of how few people believe it and a lie is still a lie, regardless of how many people believe it to be true.

Dale is telling the truth.  Who is listening?





About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
This entry was posted in Dale Clock and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Normal? Nothing Normal Here

  1. Dale Clock says:

    Ray, Thanks for the shout out. My hope is that somewhere, somehow the powers that be in funeral land start realizing that there just might be a silent majority of funeral homes that are struggling to make ends meet in a changing landscape. And we could use some stories from the real world. To paraphrase from Garrison Kiellor’s lines “Welcome to Lake Wobegon, where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average.” The funeral gurus and speakers keep telling us that if we just do things a little better, sell people a few more things (because it will help them grieve better) and raise our prices a bit every year things will be just fine. All the while the customers in blue collar land are telling us a different story.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Pingback: A Novel Idea | A Simple, Village Undertaker

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.