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The Best Day of the Year

I grew up on a farm, a mile down the road from the farm where my dad lived as a  child.  My parents knew everyone “on the mile”:  where they went to church, where they worked, whether they had kids.  … Continue reading

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Graveyard Field Trips

When I put together my first book of cemetery essays, I had so many essays written that I had to leave some of them out. I tried to be conscious of how many California cemeteries I included, how many times … Continue reading

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My Memorial Tattoo

My brother died suddenly at the age of 36. Today would have been his 52nd birthday. When he died, I felt as if I’d lost an arm. Allen and I hadn’t been close as kids, but as two kids growing … Continue reading

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What a Twisted Web We Weave

My first memory is of a spider.  In the memory, it’s sunset in the summertime.  I’m not sure I’d ever been up that late:  Michigan sits on the edge of the Eastern Time zone, so the sky in summer remains … Continue reading

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Vintage Travel Memories

Two years ago, Nienke Krook interviewed me for her blog, The Travel Tester.  She starts out by saying: “What is your most memorable childhood travel memory?” That’s what I’ve asked over 50 travel bloggers and other travel addicts. These are … Continue reading

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