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Nov 12, 2018
100th Anniversary of Armistice Day
Yesterday, November 11, was the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. This became known as Armistice Day, although in the United States the name of the day has since been renamed Veterans Day to honor all members of our military for their service.
Nov 07, 2018
The Civic Thing To Do
One day after Election Day in the United States and the pundits and the public are absorbing the results. This was what we refer to as the Midterm Election because it comes halfway through the term of the United States President. And it has significance as people elect congress members, governors, and a great number of state legislators.
Nov 01, 2018
Go for Memoir Writing Month
All this month you can get free lessons, 30 in all, through the November is Memoir Writing Month program offered by the Memoir Network.
Nov 01, 2018
Your-Life-Your-Story - My Life Story Blog Archives, October, 2018
An archive of previous My Life Story blog entries from October, 2018 regarding personal history, life story writing and more.
Oct 24, 2018
Putting Your Story in Order
Your story might be a personal or family history. Or you might be creating a memoir of a certain time in life or type of vocation or vacation. Regardless, any story has multiple parts and the resulting parts (stories) can be put into some kind of order. The order of your stories in your memoir is important.
Oct 16, 2018
This Month Share Your Family Stories
October is National Family History Month. We are halfway through the month, but it is not too late for you to try to preserve some of your family stories. The first step is to sit down and have a talk with those people in your family who have the interesting and important stories to tell. As they remind us at the Talk of a Lifetime site, those stories will only last forever if you have that talk with your family members and pass the stories on.
Oct 15, 2018
Your-Life-Your-Story - My Life Story Blog Archives, September, 2018
An archive of previous My Life Story blog entries from September, 2018 regarding personal history, life story writing and more.
Sep 30, 2018
Baseball Season Ending Drama
Oh how I love baseball! Those of you who have followed my postings over the years know this to be true. The game represents so many things that I find important in life, such as facing each moment, knowing when to to take a pitch (pause and reflect) or be laser-like focused and ready to hit (when you have to make a decision). There is offense and defense, teamwork and camaraderie, leadership and rules, going above and beyond, doing your best, and also knowing how to handle both winning and losing.
Sep 24, 2018
Family History Helpful Resources
I am going to admit something that is not very flattering. In my early adult years I pretty much did what I wanted to without much awareness of how it affected others. That mean that I was frequently blunt or even rude. And even when I did think I was being considerate - or "diplomatic" - I could easily ruffle feathers.September is almost finished. The summer has wrapped up, Fall is in the air, and when October rolls around it is a great time to take stock of your family because it is National Family History Month. What type of family history have you "harvested"?
Sep 18, 2018
Accountability for Our Actions
I am going to admit something that is not very flattering. In my early adult years I pretty much did what I wanted to without much awareness of how it affected others. That mean that I was frequently blunt or even rude. And even when I did think I was being considerate - or "diplomatic" - I could easily ruffle feathers.
Everybody has a story to tell!