Did you ever have a teacher that had you write a letter to yourself, that would be mailed to you at a later date, say, in a few years or so?
A couple of guys named Matt Sly and Jay Patrikios have taken that concept and adapted it to the Internet. Through their future me site, you can compose an e-mail to yourself, add your e-mail address, pick a future date and submit it. Presumably, your e-mail will be delivered to that address on that date.
Think of it as sort of an electronic time capsule. Nearly 400,000 messages are already on file, many of them made public by their creators and accessible through the site.
He said it. "Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." -- Will Rogers.
Odd fact. Houston is justifiably proud of its reputation as the "Barbecue Capital of Texas." It brags less about its unique form of air pollution which, according to scientists at Rice University, includes fine particles of cooked meat. Nothing like a whiff of charred flesh. What's in the air in your area?
Coming soon. Beginning on May 1, check this site for a free on-line mini-course on how to write a personal history. The month-long course will include tips on time management, using memory triggers, organizing thoughts and materials and the writing process. The course requires no special skills in writing or genealogical research. There are no assignments, deadlines, tests or papers to turn in. There is no registration required. Just be here. And tell your friends, too.