My gerbera keeps blooming and delighting
Mishawaka bakeries desperately fought against the national Ward Baking Company that was underselling its bread to put local bakeries out of business and then raise the price of bread. What this ad does not mention is that Ward, producer of Tip Top, Hostess, and Wonder Bread, was producing devitalized baked goods full of additives.
I love to tell stories about history and family. But I also love to help others on their journey to tell their own stories from getting started to getting published. I have done workshops on memoir writing and family history research, written a monthly piece in the newsletter of the local Jewish Federation called “Telling Our Stories,” and, of course, learnt, often the hard way, by telling my own story.
I will post examples of what I’ve learnt, but I also am happy to answer your questions or hear about your experiences. Feel free to contact me, either by responding here or sending me an email at email@example.com
“The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the convinced Communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction (i.e. the reality of experience) and the distinction between true and false (i.e. the standards of thought) no longer exist.” Hannah Arendt in The Origins of Totalitarianism. Does this make sense for us today?