My favorite article in this week’s Monday’s Link Roundup is Belongings. You won’t want to miss it! For an item that’s quite wonderful in a strange sort of way take a look at The Happy Cemetery. And something we can all work on is covered in Can You Say It In One Short Sentence?
- 9 Free Programs That’ll Help You Build a Side Business. “You can build a business presence with free software that has all the features you need to get started.”
- Belongings. “There are three million immigrants in New York City. When they left home, knowing it could be forever, they packed what they could not bear to leave behind: necessities, luxuries, memories. Here is a look at what some of them brought.” [Thanks to Lettice Stuart of Portrait in Words for alerting me to this item.]
- From research to story. “A bevy of biographers gathered in May in Washington, D.C., at the second annual Compleat Biographer Conference to discuss how to chase down subjects and make their lives into great stories…Today, we have highlights from the panel on “Turning Research into Narrative.” Speakers included Anne Heller, John Aloysius Farrell, Jane Leavy and moderator Amy Schapiro.”
- The Happy Cemetery. “Originally begun by a peasant grave carver named Stan Petras in the 1930s, and carried on today by the Pop family, the cemetery has become one of the most popular tourism attractions in rural Romania, with tour buses pulling up and unloading foreigners hourly.”
- New FamilySearch TechTips Website Brings Together Genealogy and Technology. “FamilySearch has been involved in providing genealogy information for decades. Now the same organization is assembling technical information on a new web site with the purpose of providing helpful information to you and to everyone else interested in genealogy.”
- Can You Say It In One Short Sentence? “If you boiled your business offering down to one simple sentence, what is it? And is it from the buyer’s side of the table?”
- 5 Must-Read Books on Words & Language. “… we turn to five of our favorite books on language, spanning the entire spectrum from serious science to serious entertainment value.”
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