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Tinkering with Thanksgiving Traditions

by Memoir Mentor on November 24, 2012

This year I decided to break with Thanksgiving tradition. People who know me might find this surprising. I’m generally not a risk taker. I’m an eldest-daughter type–always the responsible one. But I’ve been stepping over some serious lines lately, like taking up with the Democrats after a life-long allegiance to the Republican Party. Maybe I’m [...]

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Tasting the Sweetness of Gratitude

by Memoir Mentor on October 23, 2012

I returned Sunday from the international conference of the Association of Personal Historians (APH), held in St.┬áLouis this year. I’ve attended the APH conference on many occasions and have often spoken to their organization, as I did this year. I always return home full of ideas for expanding my personal historian’s repertoire and enough renewed [...]

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What Personal History Means to Me

by Memoir Mentor on September 5, 2012

My fall term began this week, and I couldn’t be more delighted. It’s such a pleasure to greet old friends again, some who have attended my classes for nearly 10 years now! Amazing isn’t it?But, they love the work of personal history as much as I do, and they so enjoy being around like-minded friends [...]

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