Category Archives: Cemetery essay

My thoughts in a longer form about graveyards and the challenges they face.

Adventures in Cemetery Travel

This is reblogged from the Western Legends Publishing blog, where it appeared almost two weeks ago.  I’ve been traveling and blogging from my phone was much more difficult than I expected.  This will be a new Cemetery of the Week … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned

I had wanted to go to Bodie ever since I first heard of the place.  It’s a Gold Rush ghost town that lingered into the modern era, a place of gambling halls and fancy girls, murders in the street and … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Object

Mary Jo Bole was in town for the summer, doing an artist-in-residency stint at the Headlands Center for the Arts. I was trying to show her a good time, but although we’d known each other for years via mail art … Continue reading

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The Pioneers of the San Francisco Bay Area

I’m immersed in the National Novel Writing Month, during which people try to write a 50,000-word book in November. I’m writing a 50,000-word draft of a book about the pioneer graveyards of my home. It’s going well, but I’m not … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s Ghost

I encountered Shakespeare the first time by sheer luck.  The 11th grade English class was taking a bus trip to Stratford, Canada and had an extra ticket.  I was only in 10th grade, but my mom — a former English … Continue reading

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