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Feb 20, 2017

Your Life in Presidents

Today is the Presidents Day holiday in the United States. Many people consider the President of the United States to be the most powerful leader in the world.

I've been thinking about the perspective that comes with living long enough to note a number of individuals who have held this office. I was born in 1955, so that means Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Clinton, George W. Bush, Obama and now Trump. Viewing my life through that particular lens of history reveals more than the daily drama we are currently experiencing.

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Feb 16, 2017

Day Without Immigrants

The topic of immigration has been widely discussed over the past year, and then some. The United States is a nation built by immigrants, yet the issue of more immigrants coming into the country sparks an often heated debate.

Today's Day Without Immigrants protest has put a spotlight on many businesses that are run by immigrants.

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Feb 08, 2017

Adolphus Busch's Immigration Story a Budweiser Super Bowl Hit

I saw the excellent Budweiser commercial about Adolphus Busch's journey to America online when it was released a few days before the Super Bowl. Budweiser has spent a lot of money over the years advertising during the Super Bowl and usually the commercials are either comedic or aimed at sentimental stories about dogs and Clydesdales.

This commercial was different. In a well made and edited minute we get the story of immigrant Adolphus Busch and his journey to America in 1857. His dream - to brew beer.

He faces hostility and adversity before eventually meeting and having a drink and handshake with his future business partner, Ebert Anheuser.

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Feb 03, 2017

Your-Life-Your-Story - My Life Story Blog Archives, January, 2017

An archive of previous My Life Story blog entries from January, 2017 regarding personal history, life story writing and more.

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Jan 30, 2017

Calling All Personal Historians

There has never been a better time to be a personal historian.

People who love stories and love hearing the life experiences of other people are in greater demand than ever before. We need personal historians, the people who want to preserve history by saving life stories.

Find out more about the greatest introductory offer for membership the Association of Personal Historians has ever offered.

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Jan 23, 2017

Closure Time

How important is it to have closure with someone before they die?

Very important. One of the greatest gifts to happen in any life. If you can be with a loved one in their final days and hours you are witness to a blessed, even sacred time.

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Jan 17, 2017

Service Work

A true statement that I hope you have discovered on your life journey is that service work is key to a fulfilled life.

What I mean by service work is doing things that are helping others.

What does that have to do with people preserving their life story? A lot, I believe. You see, your life must have purpose and most people discover that truly valuable purpose is in doing things for others. In short, service work.

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Jan 06, 2017

Healthy Living Through Life Storytelling

Each person has their own unique life. That life is unfolding and the experiences and emotions that result from communication, relationships and various life adventures make for a great story.

Even if you don't think so.

There is ample evidence that the quality of your life, especially your mental health and outlook on living, can be improved when you engage in story telling about your life.

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Jan 01, 2017

Time Passages, All Aboard For the New Year

All aboard for the New Year! We start anew, but in reality it is this way each and every day. Each day the train leaves the station for another 24 hour trip; either you are on board or not.

Well I'm not the kind to live in the pastThe years run too short and the days too fastThe things you lean on are the things that don't lastWell it's just now and then my line gets cast into theseTime passages

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Jan 01, 2017

Your-Life-Your-Story - My Life Story Blog Archives, December, 2016

An archive of previous My Life Story blog entries from December, 2016 regarding personal history, life story writing and more.

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