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How Lists Help You Tell Your Stories

How Lists Help You Tell Your Stories

My scattered brain loves lists. They calm and organize my distractible why-did-I-come-into-this-room brain. When my brain isn’t preoccupied with finding my glasses or coffee cup, lists feed my creativity.

Lists can be the memory-collector’s best friend. To illustrate this point, I found myself making a list about making lists.
Lists help you remember
Lists, if you don’t forget where you put them, are more…

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4 Types of Family Mysteries You Should Write About

4 Types of Family Mysteries You Should Write About

Why limit yourself to writing about what you know? Everyone loves a good mystery. Things you don’t know make for compelling reading too, especially when it comes to family mysteries.
Family Mysteries Passed Down
In my grandmother’s “Treasure Chest of Memories,” she wrote about a cousin who was found dead in a creek. Although malice was suspected, no one ever solved the more…

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Two Perspectives on Writing Down Memories and Stories

Two Perspectives on Writing Down Memories and Stories

It’s not just me. Other bloggers have some great advice when it comes to preserving and sharing  memories and telling family stories and why it matters.

Here are two that give a poignant personal perspective:
Writing Down Memories and Stories: a Blueprint for Life

In Speak Easy: Sometimes memories can make you feel blue, Julie Stroebel writes about remembering playing with her contractor more…

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Seeing Over the Counter and Other Childhood Rites of Passage

Seeing Over the Counter and Other Childhood Rites of Passage

We think of childhood rites of passage as the big things, the things that are widely celebrated and photographed. Such rites include the first day of school, riding a bike without training wheels, and confirmation or bar or bat mitzvahs. These biggies help the child and families (and community) accept the child’s changing role.

However, we all know that maturation takes more…

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How to Connect Using Social Media

How to Connect Using Social Media

There’s a lot of debate on whether social media does more to isolate us than it does to connect us with others as well as a few disturbing studies.

Of course, it depends on how you use it. Here are seven ways to connect using social media.
Using Social Media to Reach Out
Using social media can allow you to “be there” when more…

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Grave Markers Are Storytellers Too!

Grave Markers Are Storytellers Too!

There’s no question that grave markers are an invaluable resource for birth and death dates, full names, and family connections. However, when we try to tell a person’s story, we often over look them or give them only passing attention. We look for something more dynamic than a cold stone to illustrate someone’s personal history.

But grave markers are more than more…

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