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Nov 17, 2014
A Father's Legacy Letter to His 5-Year Old Daughter
I doubt anyone would blame Tom Attwater if he didn't spend much time thinking about the future of other people, considering he has a brain tumor and his lifetime is limited. But don't tell him that. Yes, he has a brain tumor and, yes, it will probably take his life. But his five year-old daughter, Kelli also has cancer and he has been doing all he can to raise funds for her treatment.
Nov 09, 2014
25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
There are too many walls built up in life. Too much separation. Humanity grows by uniting in love and life. However, history is fraught with conflict. That's why today is a day for celebration. Twenty-five years ago on November 9, 1985 the Berlin Wall came down.
Nov 05, 2014
Santana Bringing His Story to Light
Yesterday I heard an interview with Rock n' Roll Hall of Famer Carlos Santana. The extraordinary guitarist has an amazing story he is sharing with his just released memoir, The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light.
Nov 03, 2014
The Ancient Concept of Ethical Will is Getting New Life
I've mentioned the value and importance of Ethical Wills on more than one occasion. It is an ancient concept, this leaving in writing the values that matter most to you. It is an extremely valuable document treasured by loved ones. It dates back to at least Old Testament times for the Hebrew people.
Nov 01, 2014
Here's something that might spark childhood memories. Remember how you used to make shadows on the wall? Perhaps it was with a flashlight in the bedroom and somebody showed you the way to make animal heads with your hand and fingers, such as a rabbit or dog.
Nov 01, 2014
Your-Life-Your-Story - My Life Story Blog Archives, October, 2014
An archive of previous My Life Story blog entries from October, 2014 regarding personal history, life story writing and more.
Oct 29, 2014
The Magic of a Seventh Game
Tonight the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants will decide this year's baseball championship. It is the World Series and the ultimate treat for baseball fans - a seventh game!
Oct 20, 2014
Do you ever get up to go into another room intent on doing something...and once you are in that room you've completely forgotten why you went in there? Me, too! It happens more than I care to admit.
Oct 15, 2014
Halfway Through Family History Month
Did you know that October is Family History Month? Yes, it is true - and if you are now just getting clued in to this you still have half of the month to do something about it.
Oct 14, 2014
Focus on Small Things and Build Your Story Around It
One of the challenges of many memoir writers is the "I" trap. Too much "me" in your narrative can make readers tune out. We don't want to sound too self-absorbed, even if the story is our story and mainly about us!
Everybody has a story to tell!