Magical Memoir Moments

The Bedroom Where It All Began: A Truly Magical Memoir Moment

Sometimes a Magical Memoir Moment occurs in less than a second. The way my parents told the story, their first meeting was like that. If either of them had made different choices that fateful day, forty-six people would have very different stories. Or no story at all.

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Asking for Your Feedback, Friends: How to Improve a Website

Websites can’t remain static. They need to evolve as technology changes and the purpose of the site evolves. I just changed mine and would love some feedback.

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The Shenandoah Valley last Spring

Entering Lent and Leaving Social Media Behind: Welcoming a More Passive Life

What do you get when you cross Lent with Sabbath? I’m about to find out. The last four years of moving to Virginia, living in Brooklyn as a “granny nanny,” writing a book, and traveling, have been wonderful. You might call this period of time The Active Life. This style of living has been a…

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100 Magical Memoir Moments: A Possible New Book?

Have you ever walked out the door, sniffed the air, and felt an arrow fly into your heart? I think there must be another kind of Cupid in addition to the one at Hallmark¬† — a Memoir Cupid who sends us pangs of joy or sorrow from our past. Scientists who study memory know that…

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Reviewing 2013 and Setting Goals for 2014: Continuing the Search for Simplicity, Legacy

On January 1 of each year, I try to reflect on the good news of the past year, forgive the pain, and gaze upon the blank slate of the new with great anticipation. As I get older, I think of each new year as an amazing gift. A friend once wished me a happy birthday,…

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Sharing Nostalgia for Childhood at Christmas Time With Linda Gartz

Nostalgia. Comes from two Greek words meaning a longing for home. Probably Christmas brings out more nostalgia than any other time of the year. According to the New York Times, nostalgia is good for us. I’ve been sharing nostalgic photos of vintage decorations and ornaments with those of you who subscribe to my weekly Magical…

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