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Jun 20, 2017

The Way You Draw A Circle Can Reveal Cultural Differences

My eye was captured by an article I received from a recent Digg Editions email that stated "Drawing a Circle Reveals Who You Are, And Other Facts".

Different countries and cultures influence how we draw circles. Most Americans and many other countries draw circles in a counter-clockwise direction, but a very high percentage of people in Japan draw their circles in a clockwise direction.

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Jun 13, 2017

Father's Video Tribute - 12 Years of Daughter's First Day of School

Parents remember the first day of school for their children, especially those first couple of years. One father, however, took that first day of school for his daughter to great lengths.

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Jun 05, 2017

50 Years Ago the Sgt. Pepper Was the Album We Played

Over the past few days I've been reminiscing about the amazing Beatles' album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. It was first released on June 1, 1967, so this is the golden anniversary of the historic recording.

By 1967 the Beatles had retired from touring and concentrated on making music that pushed the envelope of recording techniques. It was a psychedelic time, fueled by mind altering drugs like LSD and the cultural revolution.

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Jun 03, 2017

Your-Life-Your-Story - My Life Story Blog Archives, May 2017

An archive of previous My Life Story blog entries from May, 2017 regarding personal history, life story writing and more.

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Jun 03, 2017

Your-Life-Your-Story - My Life Story Blog Archives, February, 2011

An archive of previous My Life Story blog entries from February, 2011 regarding personal history, life story writing and more.

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May 31, 2017

8th Grade Students Write From the Heart

An 8th grade Language Arts Class at Chowchilla's Wilson Middle School was given a writing assignment. Their teacher, Karen Gallagher asked her students back in September to write about a moment in their lives that had a big effect on them and changed the way they looked at themselves and the world around them. An interesting and seemingly simple assignment.

The result was that the students and the teacher learned about each other in a much greater way than they anticipated.

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May 22, 2017

Paris Apartment Closed For 70 Years Opened and It's Like a Time Capsule

It was a remarkable discovery when a Paris apartment, locked since 1939, was recently opened. It was like stepping back in time - a time capsule of sorts - and the amazing amount of art inside makes it quite a treasure trove.

The woman who lived in the flat for many years, Mrs. De Florian, had fled to the south of France before World War Two broke out. She never returned and after she died at the age of 91 it was opened to take inventory of her assets.

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May 17, 2017

R.I.P to the APH

A week ago I received a surprising email. It was sent to all the members of the Association of Personal Historians (APH), a not-for-profit trade organization with members around the world, announcing the dissolution of the organization.

This was a shock. But unfortunately a necessary move that the Board of Directors struggled over, but ultimately had to implement.

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May 10, 2017

Your-Life-Your-Story - My Life Story Blog Archives, April 2017

An archive of previous My Life Story blog entries from April, 2017 regarding personal history, life story writing and more.

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Apr 25, 2017

A Publisher's Good Tips About Writing Your Life Story

You might wonder what publishers think about people writing a book about their lives. If you don't already know it, the field of publishing is extremely competitive. Many people dream of writing a best-seller and getting their book into the hands of thousands or millions of people. But the odds are tough.

Henry Quinlan from Omni Publishing Company, like most publishers, will tell you how challenging it is to get published. And he will also tell you that in your first effort you should self-publish. But he also has some good encouraging advice.

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