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    Prostrate with grief

    In Milan a couple of weeks ago, I was a little taken aback to see a woman, lying prostrate on a grave, her grief palpable,

    Moses: whereabouts unknown

    Nabi Mosa mosque is said to be a sacred place for Muslims because it is here that the prophet Moses is supposedly buried – mind

    Touching coffins

    There are more people buried in Glasnevin cemetery in Dublin that are currently alive in the city. I heard that on Saturday and it still

    The ABC of ABQ

    Back when I was working in a peroxide plant in Longview, Washington, I decided to move. It wasn’t the smell from the paper mill across

    Missing mass

    I like to go mass each Sunday and when in Budapest, do so religiously. Even when I travel I try to find a Catholic church

    A matter of perception

    I wasn’t born a Catholic, but I may as well have been. I was baptised into the faith of my father (and mother) and have

    A grave decoration

    As Easter beckons and as my mate Lori’s first anniversary draws near, I find myself thinking more and more about death – not that I

    Who’s to blame?

    Do I need to drag myself, kicking and screaming, into the 21st century, or can I stay in my self-enforced state of denial, at odds

    A grave situation

    Traffic jams in Budapest are a common enough occurrence. A traffic jam in a cemetery though? That’s something I’d never seen before. Cars queuing to

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