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Aug 09, 2017

Sam Shepard and Santa Fe

You may have heard that the playwright and actor Sam Shepard died last week. He seemed to me someone who remained true to his need to write about life, exploring various themes in his plays and searching for depth in relationships with people and places.

At the same time, he appeared enigmatic. He liked living in out of the way places, like Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Aug 06, 2017

Exploring Your Inner Life

When I speak of your life being your story I am referring to more than your day to day existence and all the things that happen to you.

I am speaking about life. What does that make you think about?

Life is more than your life circumstances.

Life is each breath, each heartbeat, and, most importantly, what you are doing with your life.

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Aug 06, 2017

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

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

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Jul 24, 2017

Birthdays, Anniversaries and Reunions - Oh My!

How do you celebrate special events?

It is a common practice to create a social event around a birthday, anniversary or reunion. Think about it.

It starts early on with your birthday. Parents, family and friends gather around a cake lit with birthday candles. They sing to you and then present gifts and cards. You, the birthday celebrant, are the center of attention. And that attention usually creates strong memories, hopefully happy ones.

Anniversaries are often special times. If you've been married a number of years you know the accomplishment and challenge of staying together.

A third type of marker of time with a social aspect are reunions.

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Jul 12, 2017

On the Occasion of the 200th Birthday of Henry David Thoreau

Most people have heard something about Henry David Thoreau. Maybe you have a vague recollection of Walden's Pond or that the man was something of a loner in nature, whiling his days away with deep philosophical thoughts.

On the occasion of the 200th birthday of Henry David Thoreau perhaps you can take a few minutes to ponder your life and legacy.

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Jul 06, 2017

Trusting in Something Bigger

I am not one to be preachy or to talk much about my own personal faith here on my blog for Your Life Is Your Story.

It's not that I don't have a faith or spirituality - quite the contrary!

But I strongly believe that it is a personal matter that each person should explore in their lifetime. I don't shy away from talking about what I believe in or sharing about my own life experiences that involve trusting in Something Bigger. I just choose those opportunities carefully.

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Jul 04, 2017

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

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

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Jun 30, 2017

Heaviest Wedding Ever

This month a niece of mine married her longtime love in Brooklyn, New York. Like many weddings, it was a great gathering of family and friends. Unlike many weddings, this was very different. It was billed as the Heaviest Wedding Ever, a ceremony performed in the groom's heavy metal bar, Lucky 13, complete with lots of tattoos, motorcycles and loud music. It was fun!

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Jun 29, 2017

The iPhone is Ten Years Old

Ten years ago a revolutionary new product was introduced. The iPhone from Apple has arguably changed our world. Today we take smartphones for granted. But that wasn't the case in 2007.

I remember that a colleague at the radio stations I worked at was super excited about it and had one right away. I wasn't as convinced. But now I am on my third version of the iPhone and I admit it has become a daily-used gadget.

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Jun 25, 2017

Personalize Your Life Journey With a Commemorative Mile Marker

I am sure you've seen signs that show the mileage to destinations. Not the kind on the highway, but those funky looking poles or stands with multiple little arrow-shaped signs stating how far to a town, city or tourist location.

Those signs bring to mind memories and dreams about those destinations. They are fun and amusing. How would you like a customized journey marker to show off your favorite spots in life?

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