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Aug 30, 2016
Pure Imagination and Comedy with Love Were Gene Wilder's Calling Cards
It has taken me a day to process the death of actor Gene Wilder (83, died on August 28 from complications due to Alzheimer's disease). He was a very talented actor who could show depth in comic or dramatic roles. He also was a notable writer, not just for screenplays, but also a memoir and a couple of novels and a collection of short stories. And as is typical when someone of his stature passes we begin to learn more and appreciate more about them.
Aug 30, 2016
Your-Life-Your-Story - My Life Story Writing Blog
My Life Story blog entries regarding personal history, life story writing and more.
Aug 27, 2016
Happy 100th Birthday to the National Park Service
There are many fantastic National Parks in the USA. Thanks to the National Park Service, established on August 25, 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson (a process surely inspired by our outdoors loving President Teddy Roosevelt), we can visit and explore sites like Yellowstone with the "Old Faithful" geyser, the Florida Everglades, the Grand Tetons, Grand Canyon, giant sequoias and amazing underground caves, such as those at Carlsbad Caverns here in New Mexico.
Aug 24, 2016
Born Dead on a Winter's Night Memoir
Rolland Love is a bit of a modern day Mark Twain. He's adventurous and likes to fish and the outdoors. He's been involved in re-enacting the Lewis and Clark expedition. He teaches about life stories. And he spins some very engaging tales.
Aug 15, 2016
Simone Biles Has a Story of Gold
One of the greatest stories to emerge from the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro is that of gymnastic dynamo Simone Biles. If you have been following the events you know that she is being called the greatest female gymnast ever. Already she has won three gold medals and has a shot at more. And she is only 19!
Aug 08, 2016
A Golden Anniversary for Beatles Revolver Album
The Beatles are arguably the most influential rock band of all time. Their songwriting and creativity were outstanding in their relatively short recording span of seven years. When they released their seventh album it was clear the group had taken both studio recording and songwriting to a new level. Yes, Rubber Soul set the stage, but 50 years later Revolver is still considered one of the greatest albums ever. Many would say it is the Beatles' best.
Aug 06, 2016
Gobi, the Ultra Running Dog
This is a tale of a dog unlike any other I've heard. It starts by admiring the amazing physical accomplishments of ultra-marathon runners.
Aug 04, 2016
Your-Life-Your-Story - My Life Story Blog Archives, July, 2016
An archive of previous My Life Story blog entries from July, 2016 regarding personal history, life story writing and more.
Jul 31, 2016
You Don't Have to Agree to Listen
Let's face it - as soon as we disagree with someone it becomes really hard to listen. We get defensive, on edge, start blocking out what they are saying and considering our counter response.
Jul 28, 2016
David Bald Eagle - An Amazing Life by a True American
I learned about a remarkable man who passed away last Friday at the age of 97. This man lived an extraordinary life. Some of his experiences included being a musician, professional baseball player, champion ballroom dancer, rodeo cowboy, movie stunt double, actor, tribal chief and war hero.
Everybody has a story to tell!