JM HISTORIES • Articles and How To Info

The following list of articles and instructions will help you in starting, compiling, and organizing your information in preparation for archiving and publishing.

Writing a Memoir or Personal History: This article examines some things to be aware of when writing a memoir or personal history. It includes quotes from and analysis of the 2006 Wall Street Journal article Memoir vs Memoir.

A quote of interest by Stephen Jay Gould on history, its pull on us, and our ability to shape the future:

History channels a pathway among numerous theoretical alternatives. In his last play, Shakespeare noted that "what's past is prologue; what to come, in yours and my discharge." But present moments build no such wall of separation between a past that molds us and a future under our control. The hand of the past reaches forward right through us and into an uncertain future that we cannot fully specify.

- Stephen Jay Gould • Hooking Leviathan by Its Past



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