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Nov 23, 2023

Thankful for Hard Things

give thanks

When we are facing difficulties and dealing with hard things it can sometimes yield good results.

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Oct 30, 2023

Music Memories - Striking a Chord for Memory

Music Memories

Music can be a great way to help us reminisce.Musicians and songwriters, just like writers understand the power of eliciting memory through verse and note.

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Oct 05, 2023

Personal History Passion

Your past, including the history of your parents, grandparents and the rest of the family tree is a rich source waiting to be discovered.

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Sep 25, 2023

Changing With the Seasons


Each season brings about change. The changing of seasons brings about changes in me.

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Sep 20, 2023

Ten Good Life Story Interview Starters


Having some good starter questions can help you get the “gold” of a good life story.

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Sep 08, 2023

Train of Thought


Train of Thought can be an apt metaphor for our life journey

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Aug 09, 2023

Birthdays, Anniversaries and Reunions - Oh My!


It is a common practice to create a social event around a birthday, anniversary or reunion.They are part of your life story and your personal history.

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Jul 10, 2023

Preparing Your Story


When you make a decision to preserve a story or personal history you begin a journey. Let me offer a few basic life story preparation steps.

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Jun 18, 2023

The Pilot Who Flew on Eagle's Wings

Colonel Thomas Gilbert

Soaring on eagle's wings; the rank insignia for a full Colonel is an Eagle. How appropriate for a pilot who loved to fly.

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Jun 13, 2023

Authenticity in Memoir

authenticity in memoir

Telling your truth is critical to an authentic memoir. Authenticity means genuine, honest, real, raw, unfiltered, fearless, valid and truthful.

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