Monthly Archives: December 2015

L – A – N – C – E

By Galen Hoffman It was 1983, so I would have been 22 years old. I am bi-polar, and in those days I was having 1 or 2 substantial manic episodes per year. A manic episode would last 1 to 4 … Continue reading

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“Be the ancestor you wish you had!”

I heard that phrase from an attendee at a writing talk I gave in Belleville a few years ago, and it stuck with me because it so perfectly captured one of the reasons why I encourage people to write their … Continue reading

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In the new year, how about some new writing?

Ready for some consciousness-raising about ageism? Fancy fashioning a family history? Want to write in wintery beauty? It’s time to check out my upcoming workshops. At a glance: “First Monday, First Person” memoir writers’ salon, South Madison Branch Library, every first … Continue reading

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Book review: “Second Wind” by Dr. Bill Thomas

I mentioned thought-leader/geriatrician Bill Thomas’ book Second Wind: Navigating the Passage to a Slower, Deeper, and More Connected Life in a post earlier this month about “Bedside Books.” I’m ready to share a more complete review. Second Wind is fundamentally about … Continue reading

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Turning Points – The Good, the Bad  and the Ugly

By Melodee Currier A “turning point” is a point in time when something happens in your life that causes a change in direction.  Don’t be surprised if you don’t realize a turning point has occurred until years later when you … Continue reading

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