March 31, 2020

Written in 1859, the phrase "It was the Best of Times; It was the Worst of Times" from the opening paragraph from Charles Dickens novel A Tale of Two Cities points out a major conflict between family and love, hatred and oppression, good and evil, light and darkness, a...

March 23, 2020

Most people fantasize about writing their memoir so they can have a permanent record of their life experiences. 

In actuality, less than 1% of these people start and complete their stories because writing is tedious, time-consuming, and most people don’t even know where...

March 16, 2020

What is a selfie? According to Merriam-Webster's definition, a selfie is, "an image of oneself taken by oneself using a digital camera especially for posting on social networks." While this definition sounds quite innocuous, there is a deeper meaning to people who post...

March 8, 2020

Transform your babble recordings into a visually engaging ebook!

See this link for an example of an online flipbook:

Flipbook is an interact...

March 2, 2020

A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere. - Groucho Marx -

Here's a memory that I am glad to add to my memoir. It's not anything particularly special but it does show how I became someone's hero!

Let the record reflect that fact that I...

February 9, 2020

This story was initially published in Psychology Today. Here is the original link to the story: Memoir Article.

Diana Raab is the author of two full-length memoirs and many short personal essays. People often ask her why people write memoirs. What she usually tells them...

February 2, 2020

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt   

It's not a nursing home, it's a retirement home.  That's what my kids tell us. They say it will be easier for us and easier for them.  Regardless of what it's called, I thin...

January 19, 2020

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article called, "Why You Should Write a Memoir—Even if Nobody Will Read It." Among the psychological benefits of writing a memoir is it helps people make sense of their lives.

Some of the additional features of BabbleStash a...

January 19, 2020

The BabbleStash system leverages Apple's powerful transcription engine. Even though it is roughly 90% accurate, it does make some assumptions that may not be correct.

In these situations, the babbler can go into BabbleStash and edit the transcription themselves to make...

January 5, 2020

I can't say that out loud; but I know that's how they feel. All my life, people have told me how beautiful I am. It's a gift and a curse. In our society that emphasizes beauty over substance, I always seem to be the favored one. I keep myself up, exercise, eat well; bu...

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