Monthly Archives: December 2012

If your New Year’s Resolution is “I’d like to write more _______”

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

Posted in writing workshop | Leave a comment

This blog named one of “The Top Personal History Blogs of 2012”

Personal Historian and blogger Dan Curtis has named “True Stories Well Told” one of the top personal history blogs of 2012. Read more here.    

Posted in Commentary | 3 Comments

Book review: Unorthodox by Deborah Feldman

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

Posted in Book review | Leave a comment

Joy to the World

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

Posted in Guest writer | Leave a comment

Join me for “Writing Your Family History” Saturday Dec. 15 9-noon

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

Posted in writing workshop | Leave a comment

Hurricane Sandy Photo Recovery

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

Posted in Commentary | Leave a comment

It’s the stories that matter, not the stuff.

This time of year we could use a reminder that it’s the stories that matter, not the stuff. Ten years ago I had my “aha!” moment about this. I had recently become interested in personal history. Fresh from my first … Continue reading

Posted in Sarah's memoir, writing workshop | Leave a comment