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Sep 26, 2015
The Pope, Our Common Home and the American Visit
You cannot turn on any news without seeing and hearing about Pope Francis and his historic visit to America.
Sep 21, 2015
International Day of Peace
I found out today is International Day of Peace. It was established in 1981 by the United Nations who declared it a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. 34 years later we need it more than ever.
Sep 15, 2015
Grandparents, Carriers of Family History
Your family history is important, to you and to others. We all need to preserve important stories and events from the lives of our family ancestors. You don't have to go back very far either. Start with your grandparents.
Sep 10, 2015
The Marathon of Memoir Writing
In three days I will run another half-marathon. The Chips & Salsa Half Marathon in Albuquerque, New Mexico is in my hometown and starts close to my house. That makes it pretty convenient. I've run this race three times before, but this time my 21 year old son will be running with me. It is his first half marathon and I'm impressed that he's tackling the 13.1 mile run.
Sep 06, 2015
Writing About Work
Writing about your work, the personal history of your career or careers, can be fertile material for a memoir. Many of us spend a huge amount of our lifetime at work, doing various jobs, and building a career.
Sep 02, 2015
Finding a Personal Historian
Welcome to September. If you are considering a personal history project that you want to complete in the near future you should certainly consider working with a qualified Personal Historian.
Sep 02, 2015
Your-Life-Your-Story - My Life Story Blog Archives, August, 2015
An archive of previous My Life Story blog entries from August, 2015 regarding personal history, life story writing and more.
Aug 29, 2015
Hurricane Katrina 10 Years Later
Ten years ago today, August 29, 2005, one of the most devastating hurricanes ever hit the Gulf Coast of the United States. Hurricane Katrina washed over New Orleans and surrounding areas. It was bad. The levees surrounding "The Big Easy" broke. Homes, cars and roads swept away by huge waves.
Aug 27, 2015
The Big Why for Your Story
I just finished listening in on the Right Focus/Write Memoir tele-class offered by Denix Ledoux of The Memoir Network. The key focus of this free tele-class was figuring our why you are writing memoir. The BIG WHY is your theme.
Aug 24, 2015
Learning to Write a Memoir is Like Learning to Swim
Learning to write memoir is like learning to swim.It is possible for a writing coach to instruct a person on proper techniques of writing, but it takes practice and a coach to help you stay afloat.
Everybody has a story to tell!