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I’m not a woman who would ever consider having botulism toxins injected under my skin.  I let my hair go gray in the last 10 years.  I think I am reasonably vain, but not crazy weird about it.  I know everybody ages. I'm not afraid to show it. I have noticed, however, that my hands...
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Loren Rhoads's Reviews > Body of Work: Meditations on Mortality from the Human Anatomy LabBody of Work: Meditations on Mortality from the Human Anatomy Lab by Christine Montross Loren Rhoads's review May 27, 12  ·  edit  bookshelves: ...
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I'm teaching a class on performing your writing at the Writing Salon this summer: Reading, Performing or Presenting in Public: Let Your Voice Be Heard   Saturday, July 14th, 10 am to 4 pm ($95 members/$110 others)  San Francisco “I used to be terrified to speak in public,” says...
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My blogging teacher suggested I sign up for Klout, which is a service that measures your reach online.  After using it for a couple of months, I’m not convinced that it actually measures very much.You can only connect Klout to one Facebook page.  I have three, one that's inactive,...
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One of my earliest memories is coming into my neighbor’s house with the girl next door and seeing a coffin with a candelabra full of burning candles on the television.  The scene was in color – I remember vivid yellow – and the music was scary.  The next thing I knew, the coffin opened...
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Vintage postcard of Grant's Tomb
I’m trying a new system to kick myself into gear.  Last year, a friend wrote about HabitForge (www.habitforge.com), which is a free website where you register a goal and it sends you an email every day asking whether or not you achieved it.  Their thinking is that if you did anything...
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Loren Rhoads's Reviews > Demon LoversDemon Lovers by Inara Lavey (Editor), Kilt Kilpatrick (Goodreads Author) (Editor) Loren Rhoads's review May 09, 12  ·  edit Read in May, 2012I always assumed that the succubus myth was...
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Loren Rhoads's Reviews > Final Thoughts: Eternal Beauty in StoneFinal Thoughts: Eternal Beauty in Stone by John Thomas Grant Loren Rhoads's review Apr 23, 12  ·  edit bookshelves: cemetery-books Read in April, 2012This is a...
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  What’s the grave of the most famous person in the world? That was the question that found my Cemetery Travel blog via a Google search. It’s not a question I’ve answered yet, so I turn to the vast hivemind of the internet for the answer. Leave your vote for the most famous person’s...
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One of my goals achieved
Tiffany Moore’s Lover Dreamer Imaginator had a really inspirational blog post earlier this year.  One of her goals for the year is to accumulate 100 rejections.  That’s basically sending out two things a week: pitching columns to big magazines, writing guest posts for other people’s...
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Eureka!  I've found it
For months now I’ve been on the quest for the perfect to-do list.  From where I’m sitting at my desk right now, I can see five different lists I've tried out.  Three of them came from templates I found on Pinterest.  One is my list for updating my online sites (19 of them at the...
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Loren Rhoads's Reviews > The Haunted Mansion Project - Year OneThe Haunted Mansion Project - Year One by E. S. Magill (editor) Loren Rhoads's review Apr 20, 2012bookshelves: morbid-books Read from April 01 to 05, 2012Two years ago, Rain Graves invited a...
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Cemetery Travels Notebook
  I’ve made a notebook on Blurb for you to record your spring cemetery adventures. It’s illustrated with my photographs from my Cemetery Travel blog, but has plenty of space for your own notes and ideas. You can see a sample of it here. You can order a copy of your own here: Cemetery...
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The Haunted Mansion
After I paid for the Haunted Mansion retreat, I worried what I’d do if the mansion really was haunted.  I wouldn’t be able to drive up to the mansion for the long weekend, since I couldn’t leave my family without a car.  If I caught a ride with a stranger, I would be trapped at the...
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In Cypress Lawn
I was standing in line for Star Tours at Disneyland last October when I got the email inviting me to speak at Cypress Lawn Cemetery.  It was the best birthday present I could imagine. I've been attending lectures at the cemetery since the very first one 13 years ago.  I've learned an...
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