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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Everybody has a story to tell!