At Shelley’s Grave: The Ineffable Calico Cat at il Cimitero Straniero

So I said, most impractically, to the obliging calico cat with yellow eyes, as we turned to depart the old Protestant Cemetery, that walled oasis of green quietude in the midst of hurried, cacophonous Rome.

It’s Not Even Past: William Faulkner In Present-Day Oxford

By Tyler Malone I was racing against time. Specifically, the clock. I had hours of sunlight left, but not much […]

Rest Thomas Wolfe – Thomas Wolfe’s Grave

Thomas Wolfe was stricken with an influenza while traveling in the Pacific Northwest. Wolfe told his doctors he believed that he became sick while on a July 4th cruise to Vancouver on the Canadian Pacific steamship, Princess Kathleen. On the ship, he shared a drink of whisky with a shivering man, whom he would later call “a poor shivering wretch.” The next day he became very sick and decided to make his way back to Seattle.