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Jun 03, 2021
Get Outside Daily
It's summer here in the Northern Hemisphere. Yes, technically not until June 20 at 9:31 pm my time. But for all practical purposes here in the Southwestern United States the temperatures are up, the days are longer and we have an abundance of sunshine. Summertime and the month of June, my favorite time of the year.
Jun 01, 2021
Your-Life-Your-Story - My Life Story Blog Archives, May, 2021
An archive of previous My Life Story blog entries from May, 2021 regarding personal history, life story writing and more.
May 26, 2021
Rolland Love Life Story Workshops Helps Kids Interview Elders
I have followed what Rolland Love has been doing for many years now. He's a fun and exciting writer in the vein of Mark Twain with novels like The Blue Hole, but he is also an avid proponent of preserving the life stories of others, especially elders like our grandparents.
May 17, 2021
In the Blink of an Eye
When you are a child time moves slow. Especially when you are waiting for things you are excited about. Like the holidays or summer vacation. As we age it seems to go faster. I know that's not really happening. Still, it does go faster than you think. Or at least faster than I think.
May 09, 2021
Hi Mom, I Just Wanted to Say
Today is Mother's Day 2021. I am thinking of Mom and of other women and their great gifts of motherhood. The ultimate gift is giving birth and nurturing the new life. Mom, I do miss you. I wish I could have a chat. What would I say? Of course I would say that I love you very much. Also, I would tell you that I have flashes of memories, seeing you in the kitchen, sitting across from me at the chapel of the Center for Action and Contemplation, having a heart-to-heart talk at your house in KC, thinking of the times you got mad when you caught me smoking cigarettes or doing something I shouldn't have. You were a fierce lioness when the situation called for it. But mostly you were calm and loving and in your quiet presence I felt safe. Those final days in June of 2006, sitting at your bedside as you slowly passed from the cancer, were transforming.
May 07, 2021
The Order of Your Stories in a Memoir Matters
Our lives are lived out in moments and experiences. Over time they help to shape our beliefs, values, habits and much more. When we spend time reminiscing and attempt to make sense of our lives we often want to share that. This is done by telling the story of our life and our various experiences. You need to spend time figuring out what your story is and why you want to preserve this story. Once you have done this the next step is to determine how you will do it.
May 07, 2021
Your-Life-Your-Story - My Life Story Blog Archives, April, 2021
An archive of previous My Life Story blog entries from April, 2021 regarding personal history, life story writing and more.
Apr 27, 2021
How would you describe a best friend?
Apr 21, 2021
A big exhale. That's how I've heard it described and that's how I personally feel. America has been holding our collective breath in anticipation of the jury's verdict in the Derek Chauvin case. When it was announced yesterday that the former Minnesota police officer was found guilty on all three counts you could almost actually hear people exhale.
Apr 16, 2021
Hobbies Help Happiness
Friday is here and most of us enjoy what the weekend brings. Maybe you will spend some time engaging in a hobby. Hobbies help our happiness. They give us purpose, meaning, a creative outlet, and they can even relieve stress.
Everybody has a story to tell!