Dying of a broken heart

I’ve heard the stories. A sister dying in Ireland a minute after her brother died in Australia (they say he picked her up on his way by). An otherwise healthy mother dying the day after her daughter (think Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher). Apparently, there is such a thing as broken heart syndrome or dying of a broken heart. Read more

Death in Havana

There’s something quite lovely about visiting a cemetery on a clear, 30-degree, blue-sky day in Havana. I’m a great fan of tombstones and would happily spend my holidays going from one graveyard to another but there are limits. I’ve not yet figured exactly why I’m so fascinated but it’s enough that I am.  Read more