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    Sunday
    Jan102010

    Muriel Rukeyser: A Universe of Stories

    Today’s Memoir/Family History Quote
    “The universe is made of stories, not atoms.”
    Muriel Rukeyser
    Today’s Literary Birthday
    American poet Robinson Jeffers was born on this day in 1887. Jeffers poems are set on the Central coast of California around the town of Carmel and Big Sur. His philosophy of  inhumanism which said that mankind was ego-centric and indifferent to the “astonishing beauty of things” has made Jeffers very popular with environmentalists. He is best known for poems like The Roan Stallion and for a hit Broadway play adapting Euripides’ Medea.
    Today’s Memoir/Family History Memory Trigger
    Each day we offer a question or action to help you trigger your memories of things which will make your memoir or family history richer, more detailed and more interesting. Reflect on the prompt and see what ideas it triggers. Here’s today’s:

    Where is your favorite place to go? Who have you gone with?

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