Category Archives: Cemetery essay

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

Death’s Garden: Lenin’s Mausoleum

by Melodie Bolt In January 1988, I stood in Red Square with thirty American college students watching Lenin’s Honor Guard change. The replacement soldiers exited the Kremlin gate and moved parallel to the Kremlin wall. The duo marched in long … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: Never Let Your Feet Get Cold

by Carrie Sessarego Tucked in the folds of the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas, near the entrance to Sequoia National Park, there’s a tiny town called Three Rivers, California. My family always went to Three Rivers in the spring or … Continue reading

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199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die

It’s been forever since I wrote an honest blog post. That’s because in September I was approached by a big New York publisher.  They asked if I might be interested in writing a cemetery travel book for them.  I said … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: The Cult of Saints

by Tanya Monier It’s spring break of my senior year of high school and, for the second time, I am at the end of my pilgrimage. Mom let me drive down here after I swore I’d get back in time … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: Pastrami in Paris

by Loren Rhoads Holding hands inside my coat pocket, Mason and I strolled through the Marais district and enjoyed the watery yellow sunshine. Paris in January was cold. We paused beside a worn brick wall to read the plaque bolted … Continue reading

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