Monthly Archives: May 2016

A shout-out to “Creative Nonfiction” for “Picturing the Personal Essay”

Creative Nonfiction is the clubhouse where the cool kids hang out–a virtual place for people like us, who value true stories well told. They “pursue educational and publishing initiatives in the genre of literary nonfiction,” to quote their About page, via … Continue reading

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Balloons Are for Kids

By Kay Frazier My friend hadn’t had a proper birthday party as a child. At 45 years old, she organized one for herself, complete with five friends, cake, and balloons. Each of us got to take one balloon home. Mine … Continue reading

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Three Happy Hair Days!

By Nancy Malvin I’m not very good at picking my best/worst anything. Actually, I find it nearly impossible. Given that as my norm, indulge my short list of times I was happiest with my hair. (Interestingly, in describing them, I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Deborah Wilbrink, “Time to Tell Your Personal & Family History”

Deborah Wilbrink of Perfect Memoirs knows how to get to the story, and shares that skill with readers in Time to Tell Your Personal & Family History, which she published in January 2016. The book is equally useful to the personal historian or … Continue reading

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