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Make Today Count Again

Sometimes a piece of writing sticks. I’m really proud of this post I wrote for life coach Suzie Bichovsky’s blog, so I’ll share it again. 49 more words


Inscriptions From The Flatts

Below are the inscriptions from headstones at the Schuyler Flatts burial ground as compiled and published by Joel Munsell in 1874.  The stones were later removed to the Rural Cemetery and arranged in the rear of General Philip Schuyler’s memorial.  1,341 more words

Albany Rural Cemetery

I found the best epitaph ever in Grand Marais

I like to visit cemeteries when I travel — this is usually the first thing I do once I get some free time. I’ve been to Grand Marais before but have never checked out Poplar Grove Cemetery on Highway 61 until Thursday. 168 more words


Plan Your Epitaph Day

Most of us want to know that our life means something in the overall scheme of life.  As children and adolescents we probably daydreamed about making a meaningful difference in the World. 787 more words

Cultural Highlights

When the Dead Speak

Some Thursday ago, the Anthropology of Death class from William Peace University, came to visit Oakwood. As the small group circled around our Executive Director and tour guide, Robin Simonton, the history of this place unfolds in the span of a little more than an hour. 1,319 more words

Oakwood Cemetery

5 Spooky Epitaphs and Tombstones for Halloween

Throughout history, there have been some very unique ways that people have personalized their final resting places. In the spirit of Halloween, here’s a list of some of the spookiest epitaphs and tombstones we’ve ever seen. 281 more words


Why Greenlanders Don’t Have Epitaphs on Their Gravestones

Nothing is set in stone, except of course your epitaph. In a recent essay for Aeon, Tom Pitock mused on the difficulty of writing his own father’s epitaph, and why we etch words on tombstones to remember people we loved. 28 more words

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