Let me help you fill in the blank! Would you like to write with more intentionality–more sense of purpose? Would you like to write more honestly, with better recall of the details your memory tends to hide in the nooks … Continue reading
Personal Historian and blogger Dan Curtis has named “True Stories Well Told” one of the top personal history blogs of 2012. Read more here.
In the Sarasota airport recently with time to kill, I checked out the “read and return” books. I was pleased to see a memoir among the titles there. But I won’t be “read and returning” Deborah Feldman’s Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection … Continue reading
By Thomas Glassel Joy, What is it? Elation? Freedom? Happiness? Abundance? Peace? Equality? Fraternity? Rapture? What are some examples of Joy? Perhaps winning at the race track or lottery or Bingo…Perhaps it could be a winning bid for a major … Continue reading
I’ve noticed that many of my writing students share a concern–how to balance the twin tasks of writing your family history and your personal history. “I’m the last person in my family who grew up hearing the old stories,” people … Continue reading
The Association of Personal Historians’ blog post today details efforts by member Mary Danielson to help the effort underway to salvage, restore, and return photographs found in the aftermath of the storm. It’s a heartening look at what one individual … Continue reading