“When you put down the good things you ought to have done, and leave out the bad things you did do – well that’s memoir.”
Today’s Literary Birthday
Poet and novelist James Dickey was born this day in 1923. He won a National Book Award for Buckdancer’s Choice. His novel Deliverance was made into a Hollywood film in 1972 with Dickey playing a cameo role as the sheriff. He served as a poetry consultant to the Library of Congress. Dickey read his poem “The Strength of Fields” at President Jimmy Carter’s inauguration.
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:
Are you satisfied with your career path? Does is provide the lifestyle you would like? Do you enjoy your occupation? How did you get into it? Was it the work you planned to do?
Are you currently enjoying your work?