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Jul 02, 2015

Grateful Dead at 50 and the Fare Thee Well Shows

It was fifty years ago that the Grateful Dead formed and it has truly been a long, strange trip for this iconic American rock group. Although Jerry Garcia, lead guitarist and founding member, passed away 20 years ago the influence of the music and various incarnations of live music from the surviving members has carried on over the years.

The Fare Thee Well concerts in Chicago this weekend are going to be historic and special for a lot of people.

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Jul 01, 2015

Your Legacy Smile Up Close Profile by Your-Life-Your-Story

Robb Lucy is the creator of His recently published book, Legacies aren't just for Dead People! is designed to help you to discover what legacy means for you and provides a wealth of information on how to make lasting legacies in line with your passions, values and purpose.

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Jul 01, 2015

Your-Life-Your-Story - My Life Story Blog Archives, June, 2015

An archive of previous My Life Story blog entries from June, 2015 regarding personal history, life story writing and more.

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Jun 30, 2015

The Death of Traditional Photography

Photographs have long been part of preserving parts of our lives, our memories and our stories. But today's technology both makes taking pictures easier and yet also could lead to the lost art of sharing memories as special times with friends and family through printed photographs kept in photo albums.

Finding a way to preserve your important lifestory is more important that ever. Eve Barnes explores this timely topic in a guest article.

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Jun 29, 2015

Using Compare and Contrast in Your Lifestory

A writing technique used in schools can be very beneficial when approaching your life story. Using a compare and contrast technique will provide an interesting perspective.

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Jun 25, 2015

First Global Satellite Production Included Beatles and All You Need Is Love

42 years ago today the first global satellite television event took place. It is most remembered for the Beatles debuting a song they wrote for the broadcast. "All You Need Is Love" still resonates today as a much needed positive message in our often troubled world.

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Jun 17, 2015

Invest in Your Legacy with Your Life Story

What could be more valuable to us that the stories of our lives shared with our family and friends, including future generations?

In a very real sense telling your life story is investing in your legacy. Personal History is part of the greater picture of the history of our times. In the continuing blog series about the 20 reasons why you should write your family history is reason #15: Writing is reflective. Writing is investing in yourself.

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Jun 13, 2015

100 Year Old School Blackboards Give Glimpse of the Past

A school in Oklahoma has been remodeling and when the workers tore out the old chalkboards on the walls so they could install new sophisticated interactive smartboards a remarkable discovery was made.

Behind the old chalkboards were previous blackboards with amazingly preserved chalk lessons, drawings and writing. It is like an unintentional time-capsule.

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Jun 05, 2015

Recovering from Brain Injuries Helped by Storytelling

I came across an interesting story from The Guardian about how to better understand brain injury survivors - Brain injury survivors are storytelling their way to recovery?. An online writing project, Who Are We Now? has the survivors of brain injuries sharing in their own words who they are, what happened to them and how their experiences have changed them.

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Jun 04, 2015

Little AJ and Photo Memories

It really is not hard to recall and share stories about family members. Go through some old photographs and think about the memories they spark.

One of my fondest memories of my nephew A.J. was when he was around two years old. He and his dad visited us while we were in California and my daughter entertained him by running around the house with her hobby horse.

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