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July 3, 2019

Want to know what it's like when we do a VIP Program together? Read on!

Before we work together -- in person in your home -- we'll talk through your story and set some priorities to make sure we preserve what is most important to you.

I'll send you four archival boxes an...

January 20, 2019

Are you getting organized this year? 

All the coats, clothes, and toys? 

Bills, tax receipts, your sewing box? 

Kitchen cabinets and drawers? 

Getting the family papers and photographs together?  Finally building an actual family archive? You know, those papers and photos...

December 15, 2018

This time of year is all about stories -- of lights in the darkness, of cultural belonging, of spiritual beginnings. Those big stories are supported by all sorts of smaller stories.

For example, each year my mom calls from afar and reads The Night Before Christmas to us...

April 5, 2018

If you give a kid a camera, you're going to be surprised!

I was delighted to find this gem on my camera a few summers ago.  My dad's living room, shot from the sleeping loft.

Dad saves the Sunday comics all year -- on the shelf under that coffee table, and that's the hub...

February 20, 2018

We giggled together when she told me about the ring her grandmother had left her. ''It is so ugly! And I so love it."

My pink-haired tattooed client also knew her great grandmother, which is a little unusual.

Indeed, we picked a path through five generations of what turn...

February 6, 2018

Happy V/Galentines Day!

In this Facebook live, I talk about Galentines Day -- a new holiday on the scene.  What it is, how to celebrate it...

I share some pictures of my cousins, of my grad school "girldinner" crew, and talk about the ways that we can honor each other (a...

January 8, 2018

They say we die twice -- once when our bodies give out, and again the last time our name is spoken aloud.

My high school English teacher was the first woman I had ever heard go by the title "Ms."  I was a high school freshman in 1979, in a small mill town in southern Ma...

December 8, 2017

"Once upon a time there was a farm girl -- the youngest of six kids.  She was shy and thought she was ugly.  She had some very glamorous older sisters and some very rowdy older brothers. They all lived in Aroostook County, Maine.

Imagine rural Northern Maine farm c...

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