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My Students

Many of us grew up in families where an important part of childhood revolved around going to church and living the tenets of a particular religion. You may have memories about attending church, and it’s likely that upbringing has stayed with you to some extent and still influences your spiritual life. Or you may have […]

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We all have moments of pride and jubilation we’ll never forget. I’m thinking of those “Red Letter Days” of accomplishment or plain old good fortune when we graduate from high school or college, win an award, become a parent or grandparent, get that new job, or buy our first car or house. This week’s story […]


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 […]