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The Benefits Of A Diary

Although our world is dominated by digital technology, there is still historical value in keeping a diary.

We are living through strange and difficult times. This is a period in history that will not be forgotten and you can contribute to the historical record by keeping a diary.

Betsy Rubiner has been keeping a diary for 47 years. She is working on a memoir that chronicles her journey of practicing daily writing and the process of donating her journals to the Iowa Women's Archive. Rubiner also offers several tips for starting a diary and the value it can bring to your life.


Betsy Rubiner, freelance writer based in Des Moines

Rick Brewer was a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa