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Jun 17, 2018
Happy Pappy Day
Today is Father's Day. I got a text this morning from a longtime friend who has two grown children, a son and daughter, about the same ages as my kids. "Happy Pappy Day!" was the message.
Jun 12, 2018
Anthony Bourdain - Storyteller
The news of Anthony Bourdain's death, another sad instance of suicide, has garnered a lot of media attention. Our society seems to have an insatiable appetite for celebrity news, even and especially maybe for the darker side of things.
Jun 08, 2018
With apologies to the Beatles and Hey Jude, I titled this post "Hey June" because in many ways the month of June is, for me, the most important month of the year. Let me unpack that for you.
Jun 07, 2018
Your-Life-Your-Story - My Life Story Blog Archives, May 2018
An archive of previous My Life Story blog entries from May, 2018 regarding personal history, life story writing and more.
May 28, 2018
War Memorials Revisited
Today is the Memorial Day Holiday in the United States. Originally started to honor fallen soldiers of the Civil War, it is now a day to remember all those who have served in the military and gave their lives fighting against tyranny and to keep our freedoms.
May 23, 2018
Brennan Manning and Finding Grace Through Darkness
A quote from Brennan Manning that I posted in 2010 popped up on my Facebook account today.
May 16, 2018
British Royals and American Fascination
Americans love celebrities and it seems we ratch it up another notch when it comes to the British Royal Family. Americans are fascinated with them, especially the younger ones as they get married and have babies.
May 08, 2018
Humans of (insert city here) are Telling Their Stories
I've been following Humans of New Mexico on my Facebook feed. I live in "The Land of Enchantment" and the stories of people here are interesting to me. The group has a purpose of collecting and sharing the oral histories of everyday New Mexicans.
May 03, 2018
Your-Life-Your-Story - My Life Story Blog Archives, April 2018
An archive of previous My Life Story blog entries from April, 2018 regarding personal history, life story writing and more.
Apr 24, 2018
Is there an easy button for writing?
If you want to be an accomplished writer of your life stories you need to spend time doing pre-writing. Go for a walk and reminisce about your life. Create a memory list. Brainstorm and journal. All these activities will help prime the pump for when you sit down to write.
Everybody has a story to tell!