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* BFU Weekly Journal *
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Monday, January 14, 2008

Tell Your Fabulous Story

If the Internet serves a deep human need, it is the ancient need to tell and hear stories.

Your story is important, it lets all of us know that our stories are important also.

The BFU story has been told, just not well told. It is not personal enough. The thoughts that led to its creation and the plans for its growth are a sterile sort of presentation. What is more important are the missteps, the blind alleys and box canyons, the serendipity of supporting discoveries. It is the reality, not the best face, that is most interesting. That is what we sometimes try to share here in the journal.

But this is about you.

What do you hope to discover, where have you put wasted effort, where have you found surprising rewards? If you know what you seek; how can we as fellow students assist?

Of interest, while writing this epistle I have received a phone call. A local hospital, Hoag, that did some excellent and cheerful emergency work on me, has asked if I will let them tell my story as a testimonial. It will be a bit embarrassing, a bit uncomfortable, and of course I will do it. I just hope I get to mention the best doctor I have ever found, Dr. Pereyda; she is conscientious, thorough, and caring - what more could you ask for.

"Let us speak, though we show all our faults and weaknesses - for it is a sign of strength to be weak, to know it, and out with it..." - Herman Melville

Write your story in your blog and leave a note in the comments about it. If you don't have a blog, see the prior post for some hints on starting a blog. If you don't want a blog, but would like to share your story, send it to me using the "contact me" link at the top of the BFU lens - It will probably be worth posting here.

A short story might fit in the comments.

Telling your story will not just help us, it may be fun, educational, and helpful to you also.


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