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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Remembering others through our written words

“We all lose somebody we care about and want to find some comforting way of dealing with it, something that will give us a little closure, a little peace. – Mitch Albom

A best-selling author, journalist, screenwriter, dramatist, radio and television broadcaster, and musician, Mitch Albom’s books have sold over 35 million copies.  His Tuesdays With Morrie, equally successful as both a play and a movie, continues to touch people’s lives through the wisdom that Albom was able to pass along from the conversations he had with his dying friend. 

Born this day in 1958, Albom was first a successful sportswriter before becoming – almost by accident – a phenomenal chronicler of people’s lives and hopes and the inspiration they brought to others.
Mitch Albom

“I find interesting characters or lessons that resonate with people and sometimes I write about them in the sports pages, sometimes I write them in a column, sometimes in a novel, sometimes a play or sometimes in nonfiction,” Albom said.   “But at the core I always say to myself, 'Is this something people want to read?'  I believe that you live on inside the hearts and minds of everyone you've touched while you were here on earth."

Wise words for any writer, both on this Memorial Day weekend and in choosing your own words to share with the world.    

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