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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.
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.
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.
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.
Apr 18, 2017
The First Woman to Run in the Boston Marathon Runs Again
One of the great stories from this year's Boston Marathon was Katherine Switzer at the age of 70 running the marathon 50 years after being the first female to run in the race. It's sad to think that at one time the race didn't allow women runners and in 1967 she had to "sneak" in by using initials in her entry. During the race there was an attempt by the race director to stop her, but other runners intervened and she finished in 4 hours 20 minutes. Running it again this year was a triumph for her and other women runners, all 14,000 of them.
Apr 12, 2017
Find a Team that Works
Teamwork is a common theme at our workplaces, schools and homes. If people don't work well together it can create a lot of friction and headaches. If you are part of a team striving to reach a goal it takes all the team members collaborating to achieve the goal.
Apr 12, 2017
Your-Life-Your-Story - My Life Story Blog Archives, March 2017
An archive of previous My Life Story blog entries from March, 2017 regarding personal history, life story writing and more.
Mar 27, 2017
Why a Personal Historian is a Good Investment
Most people think it is a good idea to preserve the story of your life or family members. It is especially true when you think about those family members who are no longer with us. How many of you would go to great lengths to know what your great grandparents or other ancestors thought about life? What was it really like 100 years ago? Did they have dreams and values that were realized? What about the hardships and tragedies?
Mar 20, 2017
World Storytelling Day
Today is World Storytelling Day and is dedicated to the art of oral storytelling. That fits right in with with life story work. Oral storytelling has a rich tradition dating back thousands of years.
Mar 19, 2017
Chuck Berry Duck Walks into Rock n' Roll Heaven
Another of rock n' roll's pioneers has passed away. The great Chuck Berry, guitarist and a true founding father of rock n' roll, died Saturday at the age of 90.
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