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Death Salon Seattle

It’s taken me all week to decompress from my jam-packed weekend in Seattle. This was the seventh Death Salon (the third I’ve attended) and I met so many amazing, curious — dare I say morbid — people from around the … Continue reading

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Tour of Union Cemetery this weekend

In 1850, sailors discovered that Redwood Creek emptied into the San Francisco Bay in a natural deep-water channel. Within a year, men began to log the redwood trees of the Santa Cruz Mountains. A village originally called Redwood Landing took … Continue reading

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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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Bay Area Cemetery Tours

Originally posted on Cemetery Travel: Your Take-along Guide to Graves & Graveyards Around the World:
Rose Hill Cemetery, 2001 I spent last year’s Nanowrimo working on a book about the historic cemeteries of the San Francisco Bay Area. I’ve visited…

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Obscura Society SF Salon: Vice, Crime and Vigilantes in the City by the Bay

I’m taking part in my first Obscura Salon tonight as we talk about San Francisco’s criminal history.  I’ll be talking about the city’s connection to the Manson Family, the Zodiac, and the Peoples Temple. Other speakers will discuss the Vigilance … Continue reading

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