2011 October — Create Your Life Story : Helping You Record a Lifetime of Stories

October 2011

Recording Your Life Story for all History

Tweet The everyday stories of human history are being recorded today. One of the greatest history shows I know of, be it television, radio, text or new media is the extraordinary Dan Carlin’s Hard Core History. If you want to go deep, not just into the facts but start thinking of some of the other issues […]

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Who’s Life Story do You Wish you’d Recorded?

Tweet Everyone has missed some stories. It doesn’t matter who I mention Create Your Life Story to, but everyone; Everyone!!! says that there is someone from their life who they didn’t happen to get that information, that story, that understanding, of what their life was all about… and how they wished they had 🙁 Then […]

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Have you been told a Furphy?

Tweet Origins of culture aren’t always understood. In Australian parlance to be told a Furphy is to be told a great yarn that probably isn’t true. All too often we use sayings, knowing the meaning but not knowing it’s origin. Telling a Furphy is a term still used today that originates in WWI but few […]

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Episode 61 : Difference of Life Story and Oral History

http://media.blubrry.com/createyourlifestory/p/createyourlifestory.com/MP3/2011/CYLS61.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:57 — 30.8MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSTweet What we can learn from Oral History and how we travel our own path. Oral history and storytelling bookend what we’re doing here at Create Your Life Story with our family Life Stories. Oral history is academic and storytelling is theatric.We’re not exactly […]

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Reporting Your Family Story

Tweet Look at your life, like a journalist would. Have you thought about approaching your own life and therefore, your families story as a journalist would? In a recent post on CNN Mark Whitaker suggested some great ideas to help you dig deeper into your family, using some of the skills that he’s gained in […]

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I’ve Been Meaning to… Oh! Too Late.

Tweet Is recording a Life Story something that you have written on your white board? Nicked from Crikey.com

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Episode 60 : Remember the Stories of Community

http://media.blubrry.com/createyourlifestory/p/createyourlifestory.com/MP3/2011/CYLS60.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 24:30 — 23.1MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSTweet Remember the groups of people and the stories of shared lives. We all live in different communities that change over time. Some we leave some change but all are filled with the people who we share our lives with, forming the […]

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Manhatta – Time Travel to 90 Years Ago

Tweet Mundane life today is the fascinating story for tomorrow Now, after a significant period of time, (in this case more than one lifetime), we have the chance to see people, long gone in daily activities that they took for granted.  We have the chance to look through a portal back in time. As is always the […]

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This Life Story Deserves to be Share with the World

Tweet My father the forger Here is another of the wonderful TED talks that shows the power of storytelling not only to get a message across but also to have the emotional impact. My favourite quote from the talk. “In one hour he could make 30 forged documents. If he slept one hour 30 people […]

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