Visit a Cemetery!
(4/16/19) You don't have to wait for a funeral or Memorial Day to visit a cemetery. You can stop by anytime!
Take a walk, enjoy the warming weather, appreciate nature and the beauty of the grounds around you.
Want to learn more about your local cemetery, check with the office (if their is one) to see if they offer tours or have special events.
Dear Minda ... Where Are You?
(4/16/19) Dear Minda: You've been off the grid for so long. Where have you been? - Concerned in Cleveland
Dear Cleveland: I have been off the grid. A lion and a witch told me about a cool cemetery on the other side of a wardrobe, and I've been there for about five years now. (aka I've been home)
Dear Minda: What have you been doing? You said you were doing a bunch of cool things, but we've seen nothing from you. - Annoyed in Arizona
Dear Annoyed: Thanks for asking! I've been traveling the world with my four cats in a dirigible (never do this – even though I'm totally making that up, it's NOT a good idea). I'm still working on my projects, though some are on hold indefinitely. My book about silent film actresses and their graves is still in the works after a hiatus. Everything had a hiatus starting a year and a half ago. I went from a long-time office job to figuring out what I wanted to do when I grew up (again). The answer became work for Legacy.com (the huge obituary site) and freelance write and edit. It's been an interesting transition, and I'm getting back into the swing of things. I have more projects I'm working on and am super excited about. More on them as they progress.
Currently researching: Colleen Moore
(11/12/17) There are so many silent film actresses I want to include in my future book. The research has been expansive and hard to narrow down. All of these women have interesting stories to tell! In order to reign the research (and myself) in, I've decided to focus on one at a time. I know you're probably thinking that should be a given, but I keep getting pulled in when I happen upon a new silent screen star.
Quick note about Colleen Moore: She loved miniatures. You can see proof of this at Chicago's Science and Industry Museum. She created the amazing Fairy Castle on display since she brought it to the museum in 1949.