Leaf Litter from the Family Tree

The leaves from our deciduous forests are turning yellow, or brown, and dropping with alacrity to the ground.  They carpet every surface–grass, water, rocks, moss, driveways. For years I have used the family tree metaphor to structure my genealogical research.  Only today did it strike me that leaf litter can also be an inspirational metaphor, […]

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By 2 o’clock

Deadlines are my friend.  Deadlines are my friend.  Deadlines are my friend. 2 o’clock.  That is my latest deadline. Computer time–1:39. Twenty minutes to sift through my busy brain  and find some compelling story or intriguing information that is worthy of a reader’s time. I got nothing. Or maybe I am just procrastinating a bit […]

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