The day after Thanksgiving has its own traditions. Leftover day. Get out the Christmas Decorations Day (my house). The ironic Black Friday.
It’s also StoryCorps’ National Day of Listening. Unlike Black Friday, when we’re encouraged to eschew all our thankfulness and contentedness, the National Day of Listening nurtures the feelings of gratitude.
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Share this articlePosted on November, 23, 2015
Friday the thirteenth, November 2015 is another date etched into humanity’s collective consciousness. I find myself loath to knit the yarns of horror and heartbreak from Paris and Beirut into just another how-to, just another Monday morning post.
But I also know part of processing an event of such magnitude comes by way of telling the stories, and hearing the stories more…
Share this articlePosted on November, 16, 2015
Full disclosure. It’s not on my dime. All RootsTech Ambassadors get one 3-day pass (a $249 value) to give away so that one of their followers can attend RootTech 2016 for free!
If you’re not familiar with RootsTech, here’s the skinny:
RootsTech 2016 takes place on Feb 3 – Feb 6, 2016 in Salt Lake City
RootsTech is the world’s largest family history more…
Share this articlePosted on November, 9, 2015
If you don’t know what I’m talking about, then you haven’t heard of, much less embraced, National Novel Writing Month, otherwise known as NaNoWriMo. (#NaNoWriMo on social media). It’s the extremely popular, “fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.” Conceived as a way to motivate and enable writers to create a 50,000-word novel during the month of November, NaNoWriMo has grown more…
Share this articlePosted on November, 5, 2015
Visiting Lincoln (UK), I wanted an emotional bond with my 20th great grandmother. Foolish as it sounds, I wanted to get a feel for her life. I wanted to know her a little.
Unlike London, which has changed so much over the centuries, Lincoln felt like a place where my forbearers might materialize. As my son and I munched on sandwiches more…
Share this articlePosted on November, 2, 2015
If you weren’t already planning to attend Rootstech 2016, today’s announcement of its keynote speakers might have you searching for flights to Salt Lake City. The world’s largest family history conference’s opening session on February 4, 2016 will start with New York Times bestselling author Bruce Feiler, award-winning journalist Paula Williams Madison, and the president and CEO of FamilySearch International, more…
Share this articlePosted on October, 29, 2015
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