Life Lessons: Guidance for All Ages

I am publishing a second book on Amazon on July 5th titled Life Lessons: Guidance for All Ages. This is an anthology of 35 true stories from 12 native English-speaking authors sharing experiences that happened to them and concluding with what each author learned. Each touching story begins with a quote related to the subject, … Continue reading Life Lessons: Guidance for All Ages

Saints Alive! These Women Are My Relatives

One of the fun things about genealogy is you may discover you are related to important figures of politics, history, literature or religion. Recently, I blogged about famous American writers I was related to such as Henry David Thoreau and Harriet Beecher Stowe. They are both cousins. I am also related to some people designated … Continue reading Saints Alive! These Women Are My Relatives

Life Lesson 19: Famous Ancestors Can Inspire You

I have been a fan of genealogy for many years now, especially since my mother and father passed away. Studying my ancestry was a way I could feel more connected to them and to their histories. One of the interesting things I discovered while tracing my family line is that I am a fifth cousin … Continue reading Life Lesson 19: Famous Ancestors Can Inspire You

Finding Comfort in Times of Turmoil

The United States is unraveling right now: riots, fires, violence, police brutality and unemployment levels unequaled since the Great Depression, along with an out-of-control pandemic. And on top of that, a president who relishes the violence and disruption. Reading the news about my country takes nerves of steel these days. At the same time, I … Continue reading Finding Comfort in Times of Turmoil

Lesson Nine: Explore your roots to understand who you are

“Behind every appearance of diversity there is an interdependent unity of all things.” —George de Benneville. Are you interested in genealogy? If so, dear reader, I have an amazing story to tell you that might seem unbelievable. But it’s true and it affirms the adage that we are all connected. Once there were two sisters, … Continue reading Lesson Nine: Explore your roots to understand who you are