The Story of a Lifetime (Literally)

This blog describes the story of my life from the 1950s to the present.  These chapters will achieve the following English objectives:

  1. Teach you new vocabulary words, idioms, and collocations (from the reading)
  2. Enhance your reading comprehension skills (from the reading)
  3. Enhance your listening skills (from my audio recordings)
  4. Improve your pronunciation skills (from my audio recordings)
  5. Entertain you (from the reading and audio recordings)
  6. Teach you some interesting facts about American culture (from the reading)
  7. Allow you to get to know me better (from the reading)

Whenever an event happens that is so important to the world that it may happen only once in a person’s lifetime, American newspapers will often describe this type of event as The (news) Story of a Lifetime!  For this blog, I have chosen this title, half in seriousness and half in jest, because this blog is about my entire life from start to finish, almost. In this blog I am going to reflect on my life and describe how I got to where I am today.  I hope that you find this blog both entertaining and educational.  My purpose in writing this blog is to achieve the following goals:

  1. To help me reflect on how I arrived at this point in my life and to check if I am on the correct path to reach my desired final destination
  2. To document the story of my life to share with my friends and family so that they may learn from my life experiences, both good and bad, and apply these lessons learned to their own lives
  3. To recommend to my readers between 30 and 40 years old that you sit down right now and write a similar blog with the same goals in mind
  4. To suggest a paradigm for my readers to use to chart the course of your life and to recognize when a waypoint has been reached that may require you to make a life-altering decision

Coincidentally, my life has 10 chapters to it, a nice round number.  See the featured chapters below to begin reading about my life.