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Tag Archives: memoir
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
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
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
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
Experiments in Publishing: Wattpad
For the last month, I’ve been playing with Wattpad, a site where writers can post their own work free for readers. In the last six days, since Wattpad featured my short memoir All You Need is Morbid, it’s gotten more than 3,000 reads. The … Continue reading