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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.
Mar 16, 2017
Listening Equals Learning
Listening equals learning. The statement has a lot to do with how we communicate and learn.
Mar 14, 2017
Math Nerds Get Pi in Their Face
Happy Pi Day! Today, 3/14, is known to all math nerds as Pi Day, a holiday of sorts for those who enjoy mathematical formulas.
Mar 07, 2017
Life in Parts - Bryan Cranston Memoir
Happy birthday to actor and writer, Bryan Cranston.
Mar 06, 2017
Your-Life-Your-Story - My Life Story Blog Archives, February, 2017
An archive of previous My Life Story blog entries from February, 2017 regarding personal history, life story writing and more.
Everybody has a story to tell!