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A picnic with Velma by
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She didn’t seem thrown off by how forward I was, or by the fact that I had not bothered to give her any advance notice I was even going to be in her region of the country! Or by the suddenness of this entreaty following a gap of 16 years.
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Old Friends by
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The Power of Connection by
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Connection is the lifeblood of civilization, I think. It has become more apparent in the past year when we have been so separated from one another because of the pandemic. Loneliness, grief, depression have made life all but intolerable for so many of us. I am someone who enjoys her own company, but I do…
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Reconnecting people is what I do by (4 Stories)

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Hands down, though, my best reconnecting project was, at age fifty, finding all the kids who were in my sixth grade class. 
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Disconnected by
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Lacking a logical sequence Early on I broke In black and white and slow motion. Unaware of the cracks Pieces missing large and small I plowed forward Heedless, fearless, helter-skelter And whenever things went sideways Jumped on the bandwagon Blamed myself Just not good enough.   Repeat, repeat   Maybe halfway through  I stumbled over…
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Found-Lost-Found-Lost-Found? by
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1999: Friends first, then deep romance. 2000: Happiest time ever. 2001: He prefers time with (female) housemate, "trusted old friend."
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TBI by
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I've heard that with a true friend, absence means little.
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Somewhere Out There by
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I met Ellen in the summer of 1968 when we were both working at the McCarthy for President national campaign headquarters.
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