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    Visiting the past

    “Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.” ~Norman Cousins Gravestones at Royal Oak Township Cemetery / Cindy La Ferle  _________ Please visit the home page for additional content and social media sharing options.   Parts of this blog do not show on digital devices.  Cindy La Ferle Visiting your town’s oldest burial ground is a thought-provoking way to get into the spirit of the Halloween season. It’s not nearly as macabre as it seems, and you’ll be rewarded with several local history lessons.  Cindy La Ferle The historic Royal Oak Township Cemetery is just a short drive from our home. The…

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    The Rochester Writers’ Conference

    Autumn is the perfect time of year to get serious about writing — and there’s nothing like a day-long conference to recharge your creative batteries. On October 20, I’ll be joining a terrific group of Michigan authors, speakers, and educators at the 11th Annual Rochester Writers’ Conference at Oakland University, Rochester, MI. In my workshop, Freeing Your Personal Mythology, I’ll discuss how to identify and release the cultural and family stories that define your life and shape your viewpoints. If you’re looking for material for your memoir or new topics for personal essays, this workshop will help you get started. Other presentation topics at the one-day conference include: *Top 25 publishing trends *How to…