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Apr 23, 2015

Ten Years of YouTube and the Importance of Video Personal History

The video site where most people find and watch videos on the Internet just turned ten years old. YouTube is a decade old and it is amazing how much it impacts our world now. Videos going viral gives a lot of people their 15 minutes of fame, from silly cat videos to amazing celebrity stories; the discovery of previously unknown talent and the legacies of families and their personal history.

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Apr 20, 2015

Santa Fe Runner is Boston Strong

This year my state of New Mexico is bursting with pride as the women's division winner, Caroline Rotich, is a runner from Kenya that has made her home in Santa Fe for a decade. Winning the Boston Marathon, one of the most prestigious events for runners, is something she considers a longtime goal.

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Apr 16, 2015

Throwback Thursday - Gulf Oil Spill Stories On the One Year Anniversary

We are coming up on the four year anniversary of one of the greatest ecological disasters ever, the Gulf Oil Spill in 2010 when one of British Petroleum's oil wells in the Gulf of Mexico exploded and spilled a horrible amount of oil into the water.

How that affected life on the Gulf Coast continues to be a concern, but back on April 21, 2011 I posted about the on year anniversary and coverage/stories I found in a couple of places.

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Apr 13, 2015

Memories Fade - Reason #6 for Your Life Story from APH's Deborah Perham

How sharp is your memory? I know that my short term memory seems to be on the fritz these past few years. Sometimes I can't remember what I told myself to remember to do ten seconds ago! But long term memory is more important, especially when it comes to your life story or family history.

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Apr 09, 2015

Throwback Thursday - A Spring Walk

It was a blustery New Mexico Spring day in 2003, typical of the kind of weather we get this time of year, when my then 7 year old son and I went for a walk. It turned out to be the inspiration for one of the better life story stories I've written.

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Apr 04, 2015

Emily Phillips Self-Written Obituary A Good Example for Us

On a weekend when a lot of the world reflects on death and resurrection, the story of Emily Phillips' self-written obituary has people talking.

Her self-penned obituary went viral. In it she shares some memories, ponders her values, tells her family how much she loves them, gives us some laughs and should also have you thinking about doing something similar.

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Apr 04, 2015

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

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

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Mar 26, 2015

Throwback Thursday - Long Strange Trip Maker

Today's Throwback Thursday blog post comes from March 20, 2011 when I wrote about how Owsley Stanley, best known as the outlaw chef of primo acid (aka LSD) had passed away.

Owsley was also closely connected with the Grateful Dead. That band has been incredibly influential on a lot of lives and many excited Dead-heads will be in Chicago this July for the Reunion Shows of the four core remaining Grateful Dead members.

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Mar 24, 2015

Spiritual Biographies Can Inspire

If you have ever read a biography, memoir or life story about a saint or a person who has been on a spiritual journey you probably recognize the power of those stories to inspire. This inspiration is a great benefit of any well-told life story that includes how a person has dealt with matters of faith.

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Mar 19, 2015

Throwback Thursday - Right Time to Tell Your Story

It's that day of the week and time for another of my Throwback Thursday posts. This time I bring you back to a post I wrote this time last year. It was March 10 of 2014 and I reflected on the importance of preserving our stories (an ongoing theme with me), but not waiting too long to do it. This is because someone I'd worked with had just passed away.

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