Posted 2 days ago

I am sitting at my desk reviewing a monument reinstall, taking notes on a pad from a monument supply company, writing with a cemetery pen. I need to get a new hobby…..

Posted 2 days ago

These tiny scorpions would like to perform an important inspection of your old book collection, please


Klint Finley

Book scorpion

Scientific American reports on the horrifying ecosystem of old books:

Book scorpions are the best/worst thing to happen to books, because book scorpions! But also book scorpions…

Properly known as pseudoscorpions, these tiny, tiny creatures have a fondness…

How have I never heard of these????

Posted 2 days ago

NCPTT | Goatscaping at Congressional Cemetery (Podcast 56)

Latest NCPTT Podcast, really interesting interview about using goats at Congressional Cemetery.

If anyone in cultural heritage is ever interested in doing a podcast about a project or site. Let me know I am happy to do one over Skype.

Posted 2 days ago

Erotic Erosion: The Recumbent Effigy of Victor Noir

This is one type of damage to monuments that I will not be mentioning in any of my workshops.

Posted 3 days ago


We Are Stardust - For billions of years we are nothing but interstellar matter, then for a brief moment in time we are allowed to live before our minds and bodies are once again returned to the universe. Make every day count. This photo was taken at the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery in Grass Valley, Oregon. By far the scariest shoot I have ever been on.

So beautiful.

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Posted 5 days ago

Feeling bummed…Just had a dose of reality slap me in the face. I do not have the time nor finances to go back to school.

Posted 6 days ago

I was cleaning in the lab today and found these artifacts. How many of you can remember jaz drives?

Posted 1 week ago

Doing wood conservation with Dr. Terry Amburge. We treated the wood with  Cedar Oil and BoraCare, to strengthen and protect against insect damage. After about half a day the original color and patina of the wood returned with no visible treatment.

Posted 1 week ago

More amazing ironwork at Silver Terrace Cemetery, Virginia City, Nevada.