Memoir exercise

Write down 10 turning points in your life.

Here they are in chronological order, outline form:

John F. Kennedy is assassinated. My father dies in a traffic accident about two weeks later.

“Meet the Beatles” is released in the USA. I get a copy as a gift from my Mom.

I memorize every single note of Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue”, left behind by my dad.

We move to Europe just after I turn nine and spend two years there.

At age 19, I get kicked out of college.

I fall in love with my future wife, who one day turns to me and tells me she’s with child. I decide to be the best dad there ever was.

I see my first born come in to this world.

I see my second born come in to this world.


The youngest child moves out.