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Apr 17, 2014
Tough Family Stories That Redeem
Sometimes we have stories in our families that are really hard to talk about. Therefore, they are hard to write. People want to keep those skeletons in the closet. But as another personal historian loves to say, bring those skeletons out of the closet and make them dance!
Apr 14, 2014
Boston Strong Marathon Runner Shalane Flanagan
Tomorrow is the one year anniversary of the tragic bombing that shook Boston at their iconic Marathon Race finish line. A year later and there is a hometown favorite who has a real chance of winning the women's division of this year's Boston Marathon (set for Monday, April 21). Shalane Flanagan, profiled on CBS' 60 Minutes, has running in her genes.
Apr 12, 2014
Falling "in love"
Falling in love... The mystery of falling in love happened to me in the beginning of the nineties when I met a dear soul-companion. Mostly called a
Apr 07, 2014
Modern Day North Pole Adventure
Two men, a dozen sled dogs, a couple of tents, no bath for 30 days and K-rations. Mark Andresen, cofounder of personal history website, Imastory, isn't just a tech wizard; he's a real life adventurer! He's currently on an "old school" trip to the North Pole.
Apr 03, 2014
Your-Life-Your-Story - My Life Story Blog Archives, March, 2014
An archive of previous My Life Story blog entries from March, 2014 regarding personal history, life story writing and more.
Mar 26, 2014
Life Stories From Down Under
There is a website in Australia where they are gathering stories and promoting life review and reminiscence. Life Stories Australia has the motto, "Where Memories Matter". Indeed they do and it is good to see that this is a global truth. I promote life story preservation in America.
Mar 24, 2014
Circling Back to Your Childhood
Apparently you "can go back home". The gist of an article by David Brooks, Going Home Again (NY Times, March 20, 2014), reinforces the value of reminiscence about our growing up. For Sting - yes, the musician and songwriter, Sting - it inspired a creative breakthrough.
Mar 22, 2014
How Nostalgia Drives Reminiscence
There are many things that prompt our reminiscence of past events in our life. When we embark on personal history projects, such as a memoir or family history, we necessarily go through periods of reminiscing.
Mar 20, 2014
Age to Wisdom Studies
It has been a long held belief by many that as we age we get wiser. I like to believe there is some truth in this. But wisdom can be allusive.
Mar 17, 2014
Searching Your Irish Roots
Happy Saint Patrick's Day! As the saying goes, on March 17th everybody's a little bit Irish.
Everybody has a story to tell!