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Would You Choose Your Life?

Terry placed his coffee mug on the table and looked into my eyes. Then he softly asked, “If you could choose to have a perfect life, would you choose the life you have?” 609 more words


Reflections and Moving On.

Today we crossed from New Zealand’s Southern Island, to the North. Exiting the Airport at Wellington a different pace, population and purpose was evident. But first, some reflections on our experience of the South Island. 358 more words


Some Say Artists Others Say Mad Men

My first encounter of studying painting was at the age of 11, when I spent a year being moulded by the masterful art studio of Greek Cypriot painter, Costas Ioakeim. 175 more words


Starting at the Beginning

This fall, I began my doctorate studies in Dance at The Ohio State University. My graduate career marks a new chapter for me, one that returns to the heart of my longtime passions for dance and history. 202 more words


The Social Politics of Abandonment and Thoughts on Genetic Migration

Last week a friend from my past reached out to me, wanting to meet up for dinner. I had not seen Abby (not her real name) for at least five years, although we have loosely kept in touch. 1,371 more words


Family History Centers and Me

by Ileen Judd Johnson

I have always been interested in family history. As a child I remember with fondness the times relatives stopped by to visit. 1,701 more words

Family History

Someone Up There Loves You

by Elder Boyd K. Packer

Genealogical work has, I fear, sometimes been made to appear too difficult, too involved, and too time consuming to really be inviting to the average Church member. 791 more words

Family History