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Monthly Archives: December, 2014

Milestone Memoir: Steps 2 and 3

Steps 2 and 3:  Brainstorm “Chapters” and Find Photos As I mentioned in the Introductory Post, Milestone Memoir is my vision of marrying one picture (worth 1,000 words) with one personal essay (500-1,500 words) to create a meaningful narrative for future generations.   This method varies from traditional scrapbooking in that it places more emphasis on …

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Sunday Salon: December 14, 2014

We took advantage of the unseasonable warm temperatures today (65 degrees!) and went to the Plaza for lunch.  We decided to celebrate my birthday a day early (not that I really keep track of the years anymore) and went to The Melting Pot.  It was our first time to visit, but it will definitely not …

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Milestone Memoir: Step 1

Step 1:  Brainstorm a Theme As I mentioned in the Introductory Post, Milestone Memoir is my vision of marrying one picture (worth 1,000 words) with one personal essay (500-1,500 words) to create a meaningful narrative for future generations.   This method varies from traditional scrapbooking in that it places more emphasis on the written word, and …

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Sunday Salon: December 7, 2014

I find it hard to believe that the first week of December has passed already.  Even when I try to slow down and live intentionally, this time of year zooms at lightning speed! Reading:  Most of my reading this month is focused on Advent.  I have found a few daily devotionals at YouVersion, and I …

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Milestone Memoir: an Introduction

Two weeks ago I shared my vision for a new writing project. I have dreamed of marrying photography with writing for years, and Milestone Memoir is that reality.  The concept is simple:  accompany one photo (which we know is worth a thousand words) with a personal essay (typically 500-1,500 words) to create a comprehensive narrative to …

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