Welcome to My World
|At Green-Wood Cemetery.|
Welcome to my world. It is a world filled with history, architecture, the pastoral beauty of graveyards, and of course death. My interest in cemeteries is a direct result of my long career as a funeral director. For so many years, I found myself in various cemeteries across New York City, Long Island, Westchester, and New Jersey, conducting funeral services. The monuments around me were intriguing and often, after the conclusion of the service, I would stay to read the inscriptions and study them further. If I have learned anything, it is that each and every life is unique and deserves to be remembered. That is what I strive to do through my books, my articles, and on these pages.
Since 1998, I've been a contributor to American Cemetery magazine. for which I've profiled Green-Wood, Calvary, Kensico, Gate of Heaven. Salem Fields, and Sleepy Hollow cemeteries, to name a few,.
Newsday Feature, October 18, 2019
Here's a portion of my interview with American Cemetery & Cremation magazine upon the publication of Gardens of Stone.
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