Am I More Than My Stuff?

An article by writer and journalist Lee Randall has been going around with my friends on Facebook. In “For the Love of Stuff,” Randall makes an argument for keeping all the things that make us who we are. But recently, my husband and I started downsizing. Not because we have to,...

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How Much Time Do You Have, Mom?

Mom was breathing really hard, but she was still alive. She had waited for us. How much time do you have, Mom? Mom had not been conscious for four or more days. She had eaten little the week before and stopped taking fluids. But she was resilient, just like her Mom before her. The family all...

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Meet APH President Stephanie Kadel Taras – APH15

APH starts 2017 with a new president: Stephanie Kadel Taras. Stephanie is a long time personal historian and APH member. She has more than twenty years of experience as a professional interviewer and writer. Stephanie’s specialty: Complex narrative histories for large families, family...

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I Forgot I Remembered That!

Memory is a sly creature. It creeps up on you. You think you have it by the tail, but you turn your focus for a split second and the little bugger has gotten away! “Oh! I just had it!” We say, but it is gone again. Memory is one of the most common concerns people have when...

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