“When an old man dies, a library burns to the ground." It’s an African proverb. I think every person is a library of stories and the world is made up of our stories.

I will send you a wildly authentic one every Sunday morning to read while you have your coffee.

And here’s a little inspiration if you are thinking of writing your story:

“You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.” ― Anne Lamott

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have a story you wish to share or a comment about something that was published. My email is agoldbloom@videotron.ca

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Alice Goldbloom

A believer that stories connect us all.

Janet Torge

My work follows my passions: prenatal teacher/doula, newspaper columnist, traffic reporter, construction company manager, talk-show host, documentary film producer. Radical Resthomes will be my last career move, when it finally gets off the ground.

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson was once a copy boy and then a reporter before reporters were "journalists." He worked for energy companies, had a PR firm, and was a provincial deputy minister. Then back into newspapers. "You didn't go far," his brother said.


Retired software engineer, winner of San Francisco Press Club award. Author of award-winning biography "Radical Spirits: India's First Woman Doctor and Her American Champions." Indian-American, Grandma. https://naturalized.substack.com

Donna Thompson

Donna is a city girl, preferring asphalt and traffic over woods and waters, albeit in a little city by the ocean. She's a boomer, comfortable on the golf course, in the kitchen, and playing her bass guitar. Her published writing has been episodic.

Sharon Charde

I am a teacher, poet and memoirist with many books to my credit. See www.SharonCharde.com for more on me.

Kristin Shannon

Somehow, sometime, somewhere, I stopped writing. Detour -marriage, kids, and a fulfilling interior design career. I am thinking that all the decades of words I stored are now busting to get out.

Sylvie Lamoureux

Following a life-altering experience, left the fast-paced business and legal world to focus on mediation, human relations and resiliency coaching. Now, a humble writer-in-training. Always, a passionate believer in celebrating life with loved ones.

Barbara Goldbloom-Hughes

I’m a retired educator and passionate cook who lives by the ocean near Lunenburg, on Nova Scotia’s beautiful South Shore. I’ve written stories in my head all my life, but have never had the courage to actually put pen to paper and share them.

Virginia Fisher Yaffe

Virginia Fisher Yaffe is intensely grateful to have reached a considerable age. She tries hard to keep looking forward imagining a world where humanity prizes similarities rather than differences.

John Aylen

John Aylen is a book publisher and marketing professor who divides his time between Orford, Quebec, and Montreal.

Carol Sutherland-Brown

Carol is a writer of memoir and short fiction, a collector of eclectic people and experiences. She draws inspiration from her family, her unconventional childhood travelling the world as a "military brat" and her love of travel.

jen parker

jen parker is a writer living in the bay area with her husband, 4 kids and 0 dogs. her family had a fish that seemed neglect-proof, but it died. please don't tell her youngest.

Judith Andre

Philosopher. Retired. But the world remains so interesting.

David Goldbloom

I'm a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto who recently retired from clinical practice - so now I have more time to write.


Anna designs and teaches memoir-based writing courses.