Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day

This is one of several life lessons that Elizabeth Lewis shares in her recently finished memoir. Breathe. You can do it. Interrupt your anxiety.

Writing Prompt Wednesday

Writing Prompt Wednesday

This week’s writing prompt focuses on how and why we spend our time. Use these questions to illustrate how important it is to help others at the same time you’re describing active portions of your life story. Describe what it means to you to be involved in the...

I Found Uncle Ben at the Battle of Little Big Horn

I Found Uncle Ben at the Battle of Little Big Horn

  By Richard S. VanOsten, Documented Legacy Guest Blogger On the morning of June 26, 1876, the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army under the command of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer rode towards what would be known as Custer’s Last Stand...

Writing Prompt Wednesday

Writing Prompt Wednesday

This week we celebrate our right to be proud Americans.  While we have so much in common we also have our own unique experiences. Allow these questions to help you brainstorm the stories you'd like to write. Take your time.   Describe what it means to you to feel...

Writing Prompt Wednesday

Writing Prompt Wednesday

With this week’s writing prompt, think about transitions and occasions in your life: graduations, birthdays, good deeds, quiet moments, jobs, promotions, celebrations, or moments when you laughed until your belly hurt.   What experiences in your life make you...

Writing Prompt Wednesday

Writing Prompt Wednesday

This week’s writing prompt is a great gift starter. Use this question to write a special love letter to family, to record thoughts on Father’s Day or as the theme in your ethical will.   What do you love about the people close to you?  Describe their feature...

Life Story Roundup – Week of June 15, 2020

Life Story Roundup – Week of June 15, 2020

Today’s life story roundup focuses on oral history.  Creating family oral history projects are a great way to preserve personal stories. Oral history interviews are often the foundation of life story and memoir projects, documentaries and other web-based projects....

Stop Destroying Public Statues & Other Works of Art

Stop Destroying Public Statues & Other Works of Art

Destroying public statues and other works of art does nothing to promote your cause or explain why you’re protesting. It takes away the opportunity for conversations about what was right and wrong with our American past.

Writing Prompt Wednesday

Writing Prompt Wednesday

This week’s writing prompt focuses on something you’ve wanted to talk about in greater detail. Perhaps you’ve wanted to tell a story on your own terms, your side of the story. What is it you’ve never fully talked about? Explain why it’s important.  Tell the story...