Monthly Archives: April 2016

The Taphophilic Transformation of a Tender Tot

by Chris Raymond “Ew, why would you go for a walk in a cemetery?” Ignorant Teen exclaimed. “Cemeteries are peaceful, interesting places,” Patient Mom explained. The year was 1980 and, unbeknownst to 14-year-old Ignorant Teen (a.k.a. me), Patient Mom had … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: Martinique—an Island of Mystery

by K. R. Morrison Martinique was one of the stops on our 1996 cruise of the Caribbean, one that my husband and I were eager to explore. After all, this might be the only time we’d be here, and we wanted to … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: Muzak for the Dead

by Dana Fredsti Cemeteries have never been scary places to me, despite my penchant for movies where corpses claw out of their coffins and munch on human flesh. The first time I saw George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, … Continue reading

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Vacation in Cuba

My dear friend Jeff is on a continuing mission to travel to all the ends of the earth.  He’s just returned from Cuba and sent me these photos from the Colon Cemetery in Havana.  With his permission, I share them with … Continue reading

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Solitude and Specters at Highland Lawn Cemetery

by Joy Neighbors Highland Lawn Cemetery in Terre Haute, Indiana, has provided me with many great afternoons. Located on 139 acres of “hills and hollows,” the rural-style cemetery offers seclusion and peace as you stroll along meandering paths that lead … Continue reading

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