Tributes & Video Biographies
Sharing Life Stories, Connecting Generations, Preserving Legacies

Archive for July, 2010



  • China Diary: Adoption, Genealogy Charts and Family History

    I was recently in China for 10 days, visiting the main cities of Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. What I found most interesting is how different the context of their beliefs and practices are to my own. Because I am a video biographer, some of the things that I noticed...

    Read more  ●  Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

  • China Diary: Looking At Ancestors

    I recently got back from a 10 day trip to China where I visited the main cities of Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. I had a really great time although I haven’t finished organizing and tagging all my photos and hope to get that done soon before I forget all the f...

    Read more  ●  Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

  • Dick Eastman Reviews Maureen Taylor’s New Book “The Last Muster”

    My friend Maureen Taylor, aka The Photo Detective, just published her newest book, “The Last Muster.” “A remarkable work of documentary history, The Last Muster is a collection of rare nineteenth-century photographic images—primarily daguerreotypes,...

    Read more  ●  Monday, July 12th, 2010

  • My Grandmother’s Recipe For Franz Josef Cookies – The Secret Is Revealed!

    My grandmother almost carried the recipe for her famous cookies to her grave. She was a marvelous cook and had several recipes that were family favorites. She loved getting the praise and glory for producing these specialties for us and could never be coaxed to share t...

    Read more  ●  Thursday, July 22nd, 2010