Monthly Archives: July 2016

Book Review: “Wasted,” by Marya Hornbacher

Can Madness write a book? That was the question that led me to Wasted, a memoir about a young woman’s eating disorder. The question arose from a presentation at the recent Storytelling: Global Reflections on Narrative conference I attended in … Continue reading

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Who Has Your Back?

I’ve spent the last year nursing my husband through three hip replacements. (No, he is not that strange anomaly, a biped with three hips–his first surgery required revision.) I’ve had an opportunity to think about “who had our back” multiple … Continue reading

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Storytelling: Global Reflections on Narrative:: A Highly Unusual Conference Format

Ponder this: 70+ people invited after submitting 300-word proposals to present 20 minutes (basically a TED Talk) on something related to the announced conference theme. People from 23 countries come to Mansfield College, Oxford, rooming in the dorm. Those presentations … Continue reading

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Oxford Morning After

It’s that universal conference attendee feeling–glad it’s over, sad it’s over! “Global Reflections on Narrative” ended w/ incredible panels that suggested many cultural uses of life stories… For entertainment, for education, for bringing about political and social change. As with … Continue reading

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Storyboard Collaborative and the Oxford Expedition

Today’s “true story, well told” is a post I wrote for the Association of Personal Historians’ blog. Read about how I came to be headed to Oxford with several other personal historians,on a mission to raise awareness of the importance of … Continue reading

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