Sunday, August 28, 2011

Just published a new book!

While it's not prosey, it is helpful. It's called the "Cemetery Journal," and it's a great tool for you to use to log your cemetery research in while you make your way through the graveyard.

From the back cover: "If you spend your free time in cemeteries, you’re probably a taphophile (someone with a passion for cemeteries). And if you’re a taphophile, the odds are good that you enjoy researching them. From genealogists to historical researchers, this journal will help you keep track of all your cemetery information, grave by grave and cemetery by cemetery."

Check it out at:

Let me know what you think!


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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Another new video

This one is a commercial for one of the many presentations I give.

Check this video out -- Cemetery Secrets - Presentations by Minda Powers-Douglas




Monday, August 22, 2011

Authors wanted!

Are you a non-fiction author of a cemetery book? wants to review your book! Contact me to send a review copy. Non-fiction books relating to death or grieving are welcome, as well as poetry within this theme.



Do you love cemeteries? Do you have a video camera?

If you answered "yes" to both these questions, then check out my video announcing the contest with your chance to have your own cemetery show hosted on And, yes, my spokesperson is a puppet (cemetery people have to have a sense of humor).

I can't wait for the entries to start coming in!

Happy cemetery haunting!



New cemetery PSA

I just finished a public service announcement on cemeteries and posted it on YouTube. This is my first use of iMovie in a few years. I didn't forget everything!

The cemetery featured in the video is Chippiannock Cemetery in Rock Island, Illinois. If you haven't visited it in person, you really should.

Check it out and let me know what you think.

Happy cemetery haunting!



Tuesday, May 31, 2011

It's done!

My new version of is live! Epitaphs Magazine Online is finally launched!

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Laurel Hill Cemetery is recipient of a Preservation Achievement Award for restoration of Old Mortality Sculptural Group

Laurel Hill Cemetery is recipient of a Preservation Achievement Award for restoration of Old Mortality Sculptural Group

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Latest cemetery and related news

Last U.S. veteran of World War I passes away


African-American Cemetery News - blog


Poor stacked in mass graves in Illinois cemetery


Westboro funeral pickets are protected speech, high court rules



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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Excellent article. 'The way we grieve now'

I just read an excellent article on grieving via Yahoo's Shine section. The examples it uses are celebrities, but there stories are no less touching than those of the average Jane's. Definitely worth a read.

It's been more than 11 years since my grandfather died, and I still feel the heart-stinging grief occasionally. I miss him greatly and wish he'd had the chance to meet my husband and especially our daughter. He would have been over the moon about her. It amazes me that the two people in my life who mean so much to me--my husband and daughter--never knew my Grandpa. He played such an important role in my life growing up; it just doesn't make sense on that inside level of me.

Wishing you love and joy,

'The way we grieve now'

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Green-Wood Cemetery - Artists of Permanent Residence - Sept. 17-19

Subject: Artists in Permanent Residence @ Green-Wood 9/17-9/19/10
We have just added a spectacular new gallery exhibit, Artists of Permanent Residence, featuring select works of over 300 artists who call Green-Wood their final resting place.

This is a FREE sneak peek into the art collection of The Green-Wood Historic Fund and is up for a very limited engagement:

Friday, Sept. 17 through Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010––9 AM-7PM
at The Historic Chapel @ Green-Wood (500 25th St @ 5th Ave. in Brooklyn, NY) For more information and directions, visit;

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