I am the infinite sea, and all worlds are but grains of sand upon my shore. -- from Sand and Foam by Kahlil Gibran
Wind phones at the Mt Crest Abbey Mausoleum
Two vintage wind phones in an Oregon mausoleum let visitors "talk" to departed loved ones.
Missionary Chocolates (Tarot of Michelle)
In which cheating in the presence of an angel unexpectedly helped me become a better person.
Chehalem Pet Cemetery, Newberg Oregon
Pet cemeteries allow a furry family member to rest in peace without being dug up for a tree or shrub
Putting it on the map (or not)
A badly vandalized cemetery brings up the question of whether to map these out-of-the-way places.
When in doubt, go find out: Deardorff Cemetery
It took some extra effort to find a pioneer cemetery tucked away in a grove of trees.
Return to the elements: Gorintō
A Gorintō is a beautiful reminder of how we will all return to the elements eventually.
Put a Stick in Your Wheel (Tarot of Michelle)
When your mind is racing frantically like a hamster on a wheel, “put a stick in it” and stop the spin.
Winter offers a unique opportunity to view the "bones" of mature, picturesque trees.
Detecting the dead: Halsey Pioneer Cemetery
County tax assessors want their maps to be accurate too.