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Private Lives

Sitting next to the laptop on which I compose my online journal/blog entries that are open to the Internet public, sit a stack of hand written journals in which I have recorded events and observations meant for my eyes only. But will they always remain so? The Morgan Library and Museum’s expertly crafted exhibition The Diary: Three Decades of Private Lives did a fantastic job of challenging some of my basic assumptions about journal keeping. For many of us living semi-public lives—and who isn’t in this age of reality television and twitter over share—the idea that our journals may always be private is a quaint notion.

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