Category Archives: Creative Writing

Y is for Yearn

Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH …Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting: The Soul that rises with us, our life’s Star, Hath had elsewhere its setting, And cometh from afar: Not in … Continue reading

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M is for Master’s Degree

In 2002 I began a Masters in Library Science program. Contrary to what one might think, this did not just entail reading a bunch of books and memorizing the Dewey Decimal System!  I felt very inadequate at times as I went … Continue reading

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Writing Update

My writing goal, to be finished by July 3rd (before we left on our LDS Mission), was to complete my personal history. I am happy to report that not only did I finish writing, but I am almost finished with … Continue reading

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Missing

I once had a cat Cookie was her name When I called to her She rarely came… One day I called And that was that– I no longer had a cat. A few months went by, Still filled with grief … Continue reading

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Expressing herself

Expressing her feelings as only a 2-year-old can!

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Lexicography–Secret Names

The Daily Prompt was an easy one for me today. Our family makes up words–names, actually–for each member of our family. It started when my husband was a child. His father made up “secret names” for each of the 6 … Continue reading

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Meditation Musings

Been reading about the value of including meditation into one’s day, and have made a conscious effort to do so each morning. I began with 10 minutes and have thus far moved up to 20 minutes, with varying degrees of … Continue reading

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Y is for YOU!

You are a product of your ancestry. Your DNA, your ethnic background, maybe even your talents, quirks and proclivities can be traced back to who came before you. Start with yourself. Write your personal history. Keep a journal. The more … Continue reading

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V is for Vital Records

Vital Records are the genealogist’s bread and butter. These consist of Birth, Marriage and Death records. They are (usually) accurate and authoritative, and each state or locality (usually) has mandated the recording of these events. If you read my ‘M’ … Continue reading

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T is for Timeline

Plotting your ancestors on a timeline can be a helpful exercise for several reasons. If you don’t know much about them, seeing them in their historical context gives you a general idea of what life might have been like for … Continue reading

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