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My Thoughts after Teaching at BYU Education Week

by Memoir Mentor on August 22, 2011

Last week I gave presentations at a week-long adult education conference sponsored by Brigham Young University, in Provo, Utah. Held annually the third week of August since 1922, Campus Education Week attracts around 20,000 attendees from all over the world, though primarily from the Western United States. It’s an incredible undertaking for the event planners, […]


Why I Love What I Do

by Memoir Mentor on March 10, 2011

When I tell people about my job teaching students how to write their personal histories, I usually add, “I love what I do.” It’s true. I delight in helping people create a tangible record of their lives–a gift that will be cherished and lovingly passed through the generations. That is reason enough to love what […]


I’m Just Sayin’: Words about Words

by Memoir Mentor on January 9, 2011

My daughter-in-law emailed me this week to say her family had a blast at our house on Christmas. She’s thoughtful that way, but her statement gave me pause. When did people start having a blast again? I thought that term went out of fashion about the time I got married and my blast days tanked. […]

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