Category Archives: cemeteries

A reminder of why we can celebrate our independence

My regular running route takes me within a few yards of the final resting place of a local soldier who fought in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. This weekend, as we celebrate our nation’s independence, it seems appropriate … Continue reading

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Marshall Islands Chronicles: A Death in the Family

I’m sharing this post written by my son, Chuck McKeever, who spent 2012-2013 teaching in the Marshall Islands through the WorldTeach organization. It’s from his blog,  Marshall Islands Chronicles, Post-Script: Pissing on the Dead The Marshallese, being a family-oriented … Continue reading

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The silent storytellers in my neighborhood

On my daily walks I’ve been detouring through a nearby cemetery, a very old graveyard with some headstones from the 1800s. The inscriptions are fascinating to read, and I try to picture the people behind the names and imagine the … Continue reading

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