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Cemeteries and urban sprawl

The second of a multi-part series on cemeteries, taken from an early draft of my memoir. You can read Part I here.

The rural cemeteries can easily stay hidden, but city cemeteries pop into our way of life. 155 more words


First Presbyterian Church of Sparta Cemetery, Sparta, NJ

I lived in New Jersey for for almost sixteen years before I moved to the DC area. I went to the First Presbyterian Church once with my friend Liz in 2003(?).  223 more words


Look for the trees

This is the first of an multi-part series on cemeteries. This is taken from an early draft of my memoir. My original vision for the memoir and what it later came to be were very different. 825 more words


The Magic of Ordinary Days

I’ve been thinking about what it means to me to be able to live in Edinburgh for two years.  Even though I was very excited to be able to come here to obtain a higher degree pertinent to a great interest of mine, school has not been the defining factor of this experience. 738 more words

Jamie Gray

Finding Graves on Vacation

At the end of September I spent a week in Vermont. Before the trip, I took a look at local cemeteries on Findagrave.com and picked a few to visit in between days spent mountain biking and enjoying the local scenery. 174 more words