My journey on the GAB Time Machine

I woke up this morning thinking about an image of being on a time machine during a course I just completed – to become a certified Guided Autobiography (GAB) instructor. The experience was nothing short of extraordinary. When you go back … Continue reading

The Great Gettysburg Reunion of 1913

I found fascinating this idea of a  novel about a reunion of soldiers – Yankee and Rebel – 50 years after the Battle of Gettysburg. And Gettysburg, 1913, A Novel of the Great Reunion, Part I, was available for just 99 … Continue reading

Dear 12-Year-Old Sue

Dear Sue, First, let me say that everything will be fine. You will be happy … a wonderful family and a successful career, albeit in a small pond. But I don’t mean to sound a tad disappointed with you, but … Continue reading

Family Vacation Memories Are Not Always What You Expect

(The following was written originally for the blog of the Association of Personal Historians, www.personalhistorians.org/blog)   I’m sure every parent who ever packed the kids into the back of astation wagon envisioned a trip that would create memories that the … Continue reading

I Wish I Knew More about Mommy and Daddy

The greatest honor or respect we can give to anyone—especially our parents—is listening to their stories. In my mind, the moon and stars must be in alignment if parents want to talk about their personal/family history at the same time their children … Continue reading