The Bob Marley Mausoleum is a tourist attraction located in Nine Mile, managed by members of Marleys family. It has many historical artifacts including guitars, awards and photographs. Nine Mile is where Bob Marleys musical career began and also influenced many of his songs.
There is a Rasta-colored rock pillow on which Marley laid his head when seeking inspiration. His body lies buried along with his guitar in a 2.5 m-tall (8.2 ft) oblong marble mausoleum inside a small church of traditional Ethiopian design. There are two mausoleums on the property. The first entered is Mama Marleys. The second entombs Marley.
Jacobson was born as Roberta Beach Johnson in Worcester, Massachusetts. Her first publication came at age 8 in Jack and Jill. After finishing high-school in 1970, she joined the United States Army which sent her to Germany. She remains an expatriate, saying "I prefer Europe. I'm where I want to be". (Travelwriters.com, 2004)
After leaving the armed forces, she followed in the footsteps of her grandfather, Robert K. Beach, and mother, Roberta Beach Johnson and became a journalist, joining the Stars & Stripes publication in Germany at the news desk, and later the city desk.
During her Stars & Stripes work, Jacobson drew attention from a column entitled, "Dear Bobby" that ran from the late 1980s to the early 1990s in the Shoppers Bi-Weekly News, distributed in Europe.
In 1996 Jacobson became a full-time freelance writer working for travel publications, translating books, and contributing to 55 anthologies published on four continents.
In 1999 she relocated to the far-flung Greek island of Karpathos, and became the editor of an early internet ezine, Kafenio. She also edited the ezines IslandMania (20012003) and InsiderEuropa (20012003).
Writing World Newsletter
Writer's Yearbook Review
The Journal of the Lincoln Heights Literary Society Book review: Dying For It, Leigh Anne Wilson 2006
Europe, AEGEAN ADVENTURES IN E-PUBLISHING.(online magazine Kafeniocom.com based in Greece), March 2001
Stripes (Official Newsletter of The European Stars and Stripes (newspaper)) October 1987
Stripes (Official Newsletter of The European Stars and Stripes (newspaper)) January 1991
KIDS HAVE YOU SEEN MY BACKPACK...? and Other Inspirational Stories of Non-traditional Studies, compiled by Donna Talarico, (iUniverse, Lincoln NE, 2005) ISBN 0-595-34369-4
Associate of Science in General Studies, 1978, Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, Virginia
Bachelor of Science, 1980, University of the State of New York, Albany NY (external degree)
Master of Education, 1982, Boston University European Campus, Heidelberg, Germany
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study, 1986, Boston University European Campus, Heidelberg, Germany
Doctor of Philosophy in Behavioral Science, 1993, Pacific Western University, San Diego, California (external degree)