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What Huell Howser Taught Me

by Memoir Mentor on January 10, 2013

I’ve been touched and saddened by the passing of Huell Howser, the folksy, ebullient host of the popular PBS series California’s Gold. At 67, he was simply too young to leave us–and what a void he has left in his wake! My husband and I used to make fun of his oh-my-gosh!-delight in everything he saw. […]


Easy Ways to Begin Your Personal History

by Memoir Mentor on January 25, 2011

The thought of sitting down at my computer and writing my entire life story from birth-to-now makes me want to take a nap. It’s not that I don’t think writing a personal history is important: You know I do. It’s my current raison d’être, after all. Nevertheless, I would NEVER counsel anyone to approach personal […]


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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