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True stories from my life.

“Inserimento” and the Torre Cambiaso

By Sarah White “Cena? Non ce stasera,” the barrista tells us. Dinner will not be served tonight. The little restaurant of the Torre Cambiaso hotel is closed, because this is a Monday. This means there really WILL be no dinner, … Continue reading

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A Southern Indiana “Inserimento”

Inserimento in Italian means “settling in.” It describes the process travelers go through when arriving in a new location. it happens at the beginning of the trip, and again with each change to a new locale. Inserimento is that gateway between … Continue reading

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Sarah’s Big MFA Adventure

“I was born into a writing family,” began my Personal Statement for my application to the University of King’s College School of Journalism Master of Fine Arts-Creative Nonfiction program. I continued: My freelancing father counseled me on my writing ambitions … Continue reading

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“Just One of the Guys”

I wrote this essay during my “Write Your Way to a Better Attitude About Money” last winter, in response to a prompt asking ““Have you ever been harassed or bullied on the job?” By Sarah White It didn’t occur to me … Continue reading

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When APH Died, Doves Cried

When the phone rang on Tuesday morning, May 9, I was at my desk, warming up to the day’s work. The caller was a member of the board of the Association of Personal Historians. I had joined this group in … 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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