Monthly Archives: October 2014

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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How to be Safe in the Cemetery

Originally posted on Cemetery Travel: Your Take-along Guide to Graves & Graveyards Around the World:
Earlier this month I explored the historic cemeteries of Pescadero. The grass was ankle-high on the Protestant side, but over my knees on the Catholic…

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Death Salon is coming to San Francisco

I’m going to miss another Cemetery of the Week tonight because I’ve been working on my speech for next weekend’s Death Salon here in my hometown.  Want to come and hear it in person?  There are still some tickets left. … Continue reading

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