December 2014

What’s your earliest memory, sunshine?

It turns out that when you retread your memories over and over again, they become less “your memory” and more “the memory of your memory.” After 9/11, some researchers went out and recorded people’s memories of the event, three thousand people’s worth.  Eleven months later, they asked the same questions, and thirty-five months later.  The memories were …

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Game Changers

  I’ve been thinking more about memories, memoirs, telling personal stories rather than just fictitious ones. So how do you start a memoir?  Where?  I’m tempted to look it up.  “Top 10 Ways to Start Off Writing Your Memoirs.”  “You Weren’t Paying Attention, Were You: 5 Strategies for Assembling Your Past Without Pissing Off Your …

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