Bury Me in New Jersey
Bury Me In NJ
Paper Roses
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Paper Roses

In this week's episode, we'll be speaking with author Heather Quinlan, who explores both the changing and persistent attitudes about death and illness as it relates to widespread plague and pandemics in her upcoming book, “Plagues, Pandemics, and Viruses, from the Plague of Athens to COVID-19.”

In addition to discussing the learnings she took away from the extensive research she did for her book, we talk about the lessons Heather’s learned from her personal experiences with death and loss, our shared experiences with Alzheimer’s disease, and the New Jersey burial she’s been dreaming of for her father.

Produced by Nick Rumaczyk. Theme music: "P to the A" by Anonymous Novels.

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Bury Me in New Jersey
Bury Me In NJ
In 2005, my mom was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's when she was 54 and I was 22. This SubStack is a collection of my writings through her illness and after her subsequent death in April 2023.
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