Treasure: Preserving Family Histories for Generations to Come

I dropped off a box of books at an area used book store this week and came home with a treasure. I’ll tell you more about that in a minute. This wonderful little corner book shop is run by volunteers who carefully categorize and shelve thousands of donated volumes that come through their doors each …

When Words Bring Healing and Life

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned my birth mother. She left our family when I was a small child. Though she came back into my life years later, it was decades before I could write about how her decision impacted my feelings toward her. Writing about this painful truth opened my heart and, in the writing, …

Melody of Life Stories: The Why and How of Sharing Them

There are so many ways to tell our life stories. From straight-forward narratives to poetry to metaphorical fiction, and from print to audio recordings to video to artistic renderings. The options for capturing our life stories are endless. Each one of our grown sons is a storyteller of sorts. One writes short stories, another is …