Monthly Archives: April 2014

Graveyard Dirt on My Shoes

In and around the ordeal with my cat last week, I managed to tour three graveyards.  That would have made for an excellent week, if not for what was going on at home.  As it was, the graveyards were my sanctuary. … Continue reading

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The First Stories

My mom was a firm believer in naps, mostly because she was a young mother with two small kids who also taught 9th grade English.  She hadn’t reconciled the fact that requiring students to write papers meant she had to … Continue reading

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Morpheus, At the End

I was on a cemetery tour I’d organized for the Obscura Society on Saturday, when my phone buzzed.  I didn’t check the message until the tour had ended and I was getting back into the car.  My husband’s text said, … Continue reading

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Vacation plans

It was really hard for me to go on vacation last week and leave work at home.  Usually, I carry my laptop, so I can blog — like I did at the Death Salon in LA last fall.  Or I bring … Continue reading

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In Praise of Party Girls

Where did the character of Lorelei come from?  She was inspired by a woman I met at university.  Kimmy lived across the hall from me in East Quad.  She was beautiful: large very dark eyes made bigger by mascara, long mahogany … Continue reading

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