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Jan 18, 2018

Sound Wave Tattoo Preserves Grandmother's Voice Message

What an incredible thing to have a wave file tattoo that will actually play sounds. In the case of Sakyrah Angelique of Chicago, it is a dream come true to preserve a message from her deceased grandmother.

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Jan 10, 2018

Try Writing a Dream Biography

It's a new year and many people are making resolutions or goals. That's great. Sadly, however, many people break their resolutions early on. They start with good intentions, but don't stick with it.

I think it is a bad idea to have too many expectations.

I think it is a great idea to have goals, plans and to dream big!A Dream Biography is something that you can write that envisions what you hope to accomplish in your lifetime.

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Jan 03, 2018

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

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

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Dec 31, 2017

Looking Back, Looking Forward

The end of the year is a time to reminisce. We can recollect our experiences, ponder our thoughts, reflect on our journeys and sort out our feelings.

This can be a healthy process. It can also be very time consuming, but I find it a worthwhile use of my time. You should approach it with the right frame of mind. If not done in a positive way it can drag you down, sometimes generating feelings that can result in anger or resentment. Some people even become depressed.

So you have to be cautious. Consider using a four part process I call: looking back, looking in, looking out, and looking forward.

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Dec 25, 2017

O Holy Morn

Nothing beats the peace and serenity of early Christmas morning.

My wish this Christmas is the same as the past few years. In a world that greatly needs a message of love I am hoping that peace and joy will spread in our hearts, our families, our communities and our world. It is not in divisiveness or selfishness that we find this peace, joy and love. The real message is that we are meant to share our lives.

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Dec 22, 2017

Your Historical Life-Line

Ellen Cole Landreth has a passion for life stories, including her own, and put together a very helpful and practical book to guide you through putting together your story using historical time-line events combined with your own life markers. She calls it Your Historical “Life-Line” – The Times of Your Life Remembered

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Dec 18, 2017

The Funky Christmas History of Madrid, New Mexico

'Tis the season to be jolly and this story gives me a chuckle. There is a small town on the east side of the Sandia Mountains, on Highway 14, not far from my city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, that has a quirky history, especially when it comes to Christmas time.

Madrid (pronounced "Mad - rid", not Muh-drid) was once a booming coal mining town with as many as 2,000 residents. That was some time ago. After the mining boom ended it became something of a ghost town. Nowadays this funky old mining town is home to an eclectic group of artists and free spirits

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Dec 12, 2017

The Right Way to Pre-Write

Before you record a single word with pen, word processor or tablet you first need to do something very important. It is indeed part of the writing process and it is known as pre-writing.

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Dec 06, 2017

No Longer an Unknown Sailor Hero at Pearl Harbor

Most people are familiar with the "Day of Infamy" on December 7, 1941 when the Japanese surprise attack on the United States Naval Fleet at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii caused massive casualties and brought America into World War II.

A sailor who had been ordered to stay on his ship because of his drinking and fighting the night before became a hero, but for many years was unknown. Now his story is known.

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Dec 05, 2017

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

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

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