Death has been visiting my life a lot in this past year. During those times, I have frequently heard Mary Elizabeth Frye’s well-known poem, “Do No Stand At My Grave and Weep.”

This morning as I was lolling abed, I began naming my departed-beloveds in my mind, calling their sweet…

Lately I have been digging deep into my lineage on Ancestry.com.

The author’s great-great grandparents

Last night I was thrilled to discover ancestors fifteen generations back — real names and places from the 1500’s in England. …

Barbara McAfee

Barbara McAfee is a voice coach, singer/songwriter, author, forest walker, lake swimmer, and song leader who lives in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin.

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