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Sep 26, 2016
Talk of a Lifetime - Part Three
Where might you have the Talk of a Lifetime?
Sep 26, 2016
Your-Life-Your-Story - My Life Story Writing Blog
My Life Story blog entries regarding personal history, life story writing and more.
Sep 20, 2016
Talk of a Lifetime - Part Two
When you have an important talk about your life with someone you care about, one of your children for instance, it is important to set the stage. You can't really barge into it; at least you should not.
Sep 19, 2016
Talk of a Lifetime - Part One
Have the Talk of a Lifetime is a national, grassroots public awareness initiative developed by the Funeral and Memorial Information Council, or FAMIC. Funeral professionals certainly know that when families plan a meaningful funeral that reflects the unique life of their loved one, they take an important step in the journey toward healing after the death of a loved one.
Sep 11, 2016
Grand Towers - Remembering 9/11 and Honoring Grand Parents
The convergence this year of 9/11 and Grandparents Day is a mixed blessing. The special bond between grandparents and grandchildren is something I can't adequately explain, only experience. The same is true of the memories of 9/11. A lot of pain and anguish swirled about us in the aftermath, but also we saw great acts of compassion and heroism. Such is the mystery of good confronting evil.
Sep 08, 2016
50 Years Ago Star Trek Launched and Boldly Went Where No Show Had Gone Before
Stardate September 8, 1996 and a new television show debuted. Star Trek was different that most TV shows at the time. When you watch those original episodes now the special effects seem hokey, and maybe you feel the same about some of the dialog. But at the time the scripts were smart and challenging and the cast was mult-ethnic (multi-species?) and you can count me as a Trekkie that loved it.
Sep 05, 2016
Personal Memoirist Makes Front Page News
Last year the Association of Personal Historians turned 20. I've been a member of this organization since 2003 and have both watched it grow and benefited from the skills and knowledge shared among this fine group of varied professionals who work to preserve life stories. This past week a founder of APH and a few other members were featured on the front page of the New York Times, Have a Story to Tell? Your Personal Memoirist is Here.
Sep 05, 2016
Your-Life-Your-Story - My Life Story Blog Archives, August, 2016
An archive of previous My Life Story blog entries from August, 2016 regarding personal history, life story writing and more.
Aug 30, 2016
Pure Imagination and Comedy with Love Were Gene Wilder's Calling Cards
It has taken me a day to process the death of actor Gene Wilder (83, died on August 28 from complications due to Alzheimer's disease). He was a very talented actor who could show depth in comic or dramatic roles. He also was a notable writer, not just for screenplays, but also a memoir and a couple of novels and a collection of short stories. And as is typical when someone of his stature passes we begin to learn more and appreciate more about them.
Aug 27, 2016
Happy 100th Birthday to the National Park Service
There are many fantastic National Parks in the USA. Thanks to the National Park Service, established on August 25, 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson (a process surely inspired by our outdoors loving President Teddy Roosevelt), we can visit and explore sites like Yellowstone with the "Old Faithful" geyser, the Florida Everglades, the Grand Tetons, Grand Canyon, giant sequoias and amazing underground caves, such as those at Carlsbad Caverns here in New Mexico.
Everybody has a story to tell!