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Archive for November, 2008



  • Hope Chest

    Flickr photo: pboomerx A Hope Chest was originally used as a dowry. It was property that a woman owned and brought into her marriage. Some women could not find a suitable husband, for various factors; therefore, the dowry was used as a way of enticing a man into marria...

    Read more  ●  Monday, November 24th, 2008

  • Matt Langdon – Founder, The Hero Workshop

    he•ro |’hi(ə)rõ| noun ( pl. -roes) A person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. What is a hero? Most of us recognize the superheroes that we’ve grow up celebrating. Characters such as Superman and Spide...

    Read more  ●  Sunday, November 30th, 2008

  • StoryCorps 1st Annual National Day of Listening, November 28

    Tomorrow we sit down with our family and friends to give thanks for all we have, personally as well as collectively. I recently read an article where the average organic Thanksgiving dinner costs an additional $100 more than a non-organic dinner. Organic or not, shoppi...

    Read more  ●  Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

  • Studs Terkel – National Storyteller, Gone at 96

    Those of us in the personal history business feel a strong calling to help other people tell their stories. I’m not really sure where it comes from but you ask anyone who is doing this type of work and it’s a common theme. We all believe in the power of a s...

    Read more  ●  Saturday, November 8th, 2008