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True stories from my life.

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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Army Girl and the Mardi Gras Indians: St. Joseph’s Day, 2006

By Sarah White St. Joseph’s day, March 19, brought to mind this story, which picks up where this one left off… It is Sunday, March 19th, 2006. Yesterday was the Pontilly Vision Retreat, facilitated by Bert Stitt. We woke up … Continue reading

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Writing My Women’s March

Everyone is writing their Women’s March stories–Facebook posts and emails are coming in from friends, David Brooks is being his gassy annoying self, women like Elizabeth Word Gutting are rebutting. Men too. Here’s Ben Mathis-Lilley on Slate: David Brooks’ Column About the … Continue reading

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