Stories about the people who helped make us who we are.

A few common questions.

How can I tell a story, too?

Telling your story takes less than 7 minutes (and usually less than 4).

The telling takes place over the phone, with me as interviewer, at a date and time that works best for you.

The only thing you have to decide beforehand is who you want to talk about.

Choose your 7-minute recording session slot here:


The phone number you’ll call in to is:

+1 (303) 3099577

After our recording call, I’ll put your story up on its own page and send you the URL so you can share it.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to me, beforehand. You can also read answers to common questions on the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Why did you start If Not For?

I love hearing folks talk about the indelible people in their lives.

I remember, many years ago, hearing a recording of the composer, Aaron Copland, talking about the extraordinary effect his teacher, Nadia Boulanger, had on him. I’ve never been able to find that recording again.

I wanted to make sure I and any other person could tell and share a story like that knowing it would be saved forever, be easy to find, and never be used as a vehicle to sell advertising (à la Facebook).

Where can I find more FAQs?

There’s a big FAQ page right here.

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