Category Archives: Call for action

Let’s have some true travel stories, well told!

I have travel coming up on my calendar–Indiana to see college friends over the 4th of July, then Halifax for grad school residency in August, followed by some tourism in Nova Scotia…  and after that? Maybe a trip to Oxford, … Continue reading

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Looking for an Encore Career? Start a Personal History Business

by Sarah White Originally published February 3, 2016 on the Association of Personal Historians blog. Millions of Baby Boomers are reaching traditional retirement age with an unprecedented bonus of relatively vigorous years ahead. In response, many of us are reaching … Continue reading

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Don’t forget to write!

The desire for self-expression is hardwired into us humans, it would seem–as this beech tree in southern Indiana bears evidence! Mostly I tend to complain about growing up in central Indiana (so flat! so conservative!) but every Spring I get the … Continue reading

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Pinney Library “Share the Life Lessons” Open Mic coming up–and more!

If you’re in the Madison area, please join me for an upcoming workshop or event!* Next Wednesday (January 24) I and my fellow scribblers in the Pinney Library “Share the Life Lessons Write-in” will share some of what we’ve come … Continue reading

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Join me in January at Pinney Library for 4 weeks of “Share the Life Lessons Write-In”

Last summer I saw an article in the New York Times titled, “The Money Letter That Every Parent Should Write.” It got me thinking about how we pass on lessons from one generation to the next. When do we take … Continue reading

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Have a happy Thanksgiving, one and all!

That’s me circa 1960, being served by my Aunt Flosh (Florence) White. My godmother and honorary “other aunt” Ruth Chin is in the background at the stove–she was the gourmet chef whose culinary successes informed and inspired us. She grew up under … Continue reading

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Why Our Stories Matter

By Sarah White I pull a battered blue folder off my shelf. In marker, I have printed “FIRST MONDAY FIRST PERSON” on the cover. I open that battered blue folder and look for my notes from our August meeting, the … Continue reading

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