Last week (on "Thowback Thursday") I posted a short piece on FB about the time when the famous playwright William Saraoyan wrote a part in a world premiere play for me. This event turned into a story that I often use as a "historical" story - with a personal twist at the end.
My birthday is this Wednesday, September 3rd. I was born in 1948. That makes me a "Baby Boomer." Yes, we had a generation named for us. PBS has posted a Timeline of the Boomer Generation.
The years 1946 to 1964 define the post-war baby boomer generation, when the United States saw a spike in its birth rate. The American economy flourished and supported larger families, advances in technology made it easier to share ideas and culture, and space exploration took off. But the boomers’ era was also marked by great unrest. Americans born during this period were shaped by a world ravaged by a World War that included unimaginable mass genocide and the atom bomb...
Read more of this Boomer List of Events, not the least of which was a powerful catalyst for me, the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement. This will give you a small sense of the events that shaped our formative years, and gave us a rich history and backdrop for our own personal lives and stories - then think about your OWN generation's timeline.
Where might a personal story fit in for you?