Do you believe in ghosts?
Shannon Bailey Grace is the creator and host of the Indie podcast Ghost and Grub. Shannon has a master’s degree in English literature and teaches research and writing at the college level. Her interest in storytelling fuels her love for a good ghost story, and she has a passion for learning about the people and events surrounding each story she tells. When Shannon is not telling ghost stories or traveling to spooky and strange destinations on a constant search to find the world’s best nachos. Shannon joined me today to talk about “Life With the Afterlife” by Amy Bruni, and why ethics are important in ghost tourism.
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Host: Julie Strauss
Guest: Shannon Bailey Grace
Discussed in this episode:
Life With the Afterlife by Amy Bruni
Kindred Spirits TV Show
My Night in the Most Haunted Hotel in Texas: A Very True Ghost Story by Victoria Mundae
HOW TO SUPPORT GUN REFORM LEGISLATION IN AMERICA
Find your senators here.
Find your representatives here.
I know it can sound intimidating to call a lawmaker. But your calls MATTER. Call the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask for the office of your elected official. The person who answers your call will make note of your message and pass it on to the member of Congress. Their addresses are also listed if you would like to send something in writing. This script is easy to follow:
“Good morning. My name is _____ and I live at _____. I am a constituent and have a deep love for my community and neighbors. I urge Senator/Representative _____, as an elected official who represents me, to protect our safety by leading the way toward gun violence prevention. Specifically, I am asking Senator/Rep _____ to advocate for the The Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021 (H.R. Eight) and the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021 (H.R. 1446). I will be casting my next vote based on his or her legislative response to the gun violence epidemic in America. Thank you for your time.”
The highlighted portion is especially important – it’s time we let our lawmakers know that if they don’t vote to keep us safe from guns, they won’t have a job much longer.
Please know that even if you live in a blue state, these calls and letters are still very important.
If you’d like to make a cash donation, I like these two organizations, both of which are rated highly on Charity Navigator:
Sandy Hook Promise
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