Category Archives: Cemetery essay

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

Most Beautiful Cemeteries

I should start by saying I am thrilled to talk to anyone and everyone about cemeteries.  So I was especially excited when a writer for Travel & Leisure contacted me for a story she was writing about the World’s Most … Continue reading

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Today my brother would have been 49

The wind ruffles the leaves, making a gentle rustle that seems to echo my breath. It’s a sound so gentle it is no sound, or else it’s the sound of the sea, of the blood, of life in its inexhaustible … Continue reading

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Take Your Children to the Cemetery

I’ve been blogging every month at Scoutie Girl magazine online, taking an unsurprisingly morbid spin on traveling with kids and aging parents. My travel essays have ranged from visiting the Pharmacy Museum in New Orleans to sleeping with the stingrays at the Academy … Continue reading

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Touched by a Cemetery: the National AIDS Memorial Grove

Mostly when I visit a cemetery, I can separate what it represents from the beauty and peace of the place.  I don’t see cemeteries as depressing, unless they have been vandalized. Last week, though, I struggled.  I’ve wanted for a … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring

In the spring of 2002, about this time of year, I took one of the best vacations of my life.  My husband Mason and I flew into Boston and rented a car, then we proceeded to visit 17 cemeteries in … Continue reading

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