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Graduation: The Perfect Time to Capture Memories

As I walked across the stage at my high school graduation several decades ago I was in a weakened state, recovering from an illness that had landed me in the hospital for the week prior with severe dehydration. 449 more words

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What is a Personal Historian?

When people ask me what I do for a living and I say that I am a personal historian, I get two reactions. The first is one of wonder, “Wow, that sounds fascinating…” then immediately it turns to curiosity, “And what is it that you do?…” 428 more words

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Blog hiatus

Hello blog readers! After much thought, I have decided to take a hiatus from my personal history blog, A Moment of Reflection. The low readership of the blog lately as well as increased demands in other areas of my business have made this a logical decision. 64 more words

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Turning dreams into reality

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
~Mary Oliver

It may be that you find only what you are ready to find, but in the last few months I have found unrealized possibility everywhere. 336 more words

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“I just decided to be happy”

“I just decided to be happy.”

I’ve heard this exclamation twice in the last several months. Once from my niece when I was interviewing her for a graduation memory book. 292 more words

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In Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

He was born on December 19, 1899. She was born on September 13, 1904. They were married on Thanksgiving Day in 1926. Together, Martin Luther King, Sr. 311 more words

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The Third Act

I recently listened to a talk given by Jane Fonda. She was speaking about what she called “the third act” of life. We have gained an average of 34 years to our life spans over the last century, and this third act basically represents those years. 295 more words

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