Today, I’m in the mood to quote that great wit, Dorothy Parker. Actually, I was in the mood to do so yesterday (her birthday), but my computer wasn’t. 241 more words
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Guest post by Michael Wolfe
We were honored this spring when Michael Wolfe’s wonderful book, Cut These Words into My Stone: Ancient Greek Epitaphs, made the long list of nominees for the… 799 more words
Just this afternoon, I found myself in a cemetery. For those who are keen on details, it was Saint Alphonsus Cemetery in Tupper Lake, NY. The skies were blue with patchy cumulus clouds; a departure from the thunderstorms we’ve been experiencing. 721 more words
Prudence Punderson (1758-1784), “The First, Second, and Last Scenes of Mortality”, ca.1775.
As a little girl I was often described as spooky by adults around me; quiet and somber, I was quite preoccupied with peering into haunted houses, reading ghost stories, and my thoughts often anxiously circled around the terrifying mysteries of death. 401 more words