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Jul 15, 2024

Under the Hood to Search Out Life Memories


What is "under the hood", i.e. inside our heads? Search out your life memories as your preserve your story

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Jun 25, 2024

Experience Life and Live to Write About It


I know that taking the time to both experience life and taking the time to write about it helps. I have a record of the day.

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Jun 04, 2024

French Twist - A Memoir by Janine Winters

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French Twist is a remarkable memoir of resilience, faith, and deep bonds that endure through time. A life in all its complexity, challenge, and triumph.

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May 26, 2024

War Memorials

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War We remember and pay tribute to those who’ve served our country, especially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. That is what Memorial Day is about.

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May 23, 2024

Memories for the Month of May

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The month of May is celebrated by Personal Historians as Personal History Awareness month. It is a good month for memories

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May 20, 2024

Let There Be Greenery


Appreciating new life is important. The greenery of spring is part of the cycle of life. Seasons happen in nature and in the years of our existence.

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Feb 22, 2024

Life Is The Teacher

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In my opinion life is the ultimate teacher. Our experiences, all the good and bad and in between, are powerful lessons.

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Jan 13, 2024

Review and Renew

It is common at the start of a year to look at our lives, make plans and resolutions, and also to look back a bit. I call the process Review and Renew.

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Dec 28, 2023


When it comes to our life stories those three letters, WTF, could represent something quite different than the typical cultural expression.

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Nov 23, 2023

Thankful for Hard Things

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

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