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Baby What a Big Surprise by
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I saw the notice on facebook, of all places, where it had been posted by the mayor of Sacramento, whom I follow. The city had just created an Ethics Commission, and all interested Sacramento residents were invited to apply. So I thought, why not? I found the application online, filled it out, and submitted it…
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Surprise, You’re Pregnant by
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Becoming pregnant was shrouded in mystery back then. There was always an element of surprise when I became pregnant.
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Tweet Tweet, Beep Beep by
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Could the one Rolling Stones concert I attended have done that much damage?
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Beauty; Where Shall One Look To Find It? by
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The cockatiel had known all along, what the parrot had been searching for so intently wasn’t on the outside amongst the brightly colored feathers at all…. It was on the inside all along.
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Hey Nineteen by (1 Story)

Prompted By Ageism

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Retrospect Caption Contest (just like the New Yorker): Please write a caption for this picture of Donald Fagen, age 71, who is the co-founder and lead singer of the band Steely Dan. You may recall one of their biggest songs, Hey Nineteen. Here is an excerpt from the lyrics: Hey, nineteen That’s ‘Retha Franklin She…
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How’s That Again? by
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Prompted By Ageism

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And finally, when did us older folk as individuals become “we” and seem to merit attention as if we were dumb, blind and simple?  As in, how are “we” feeling?
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The Little Old Lady from Pasadena by
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Prompted By Ageism

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As I often do when I am writing a Retrospect story, I started out by googling “songs about [name of prompt].” For Ageism, I could find almost nothing; apparently it isn’t a topic that songwriters are inspired by. But I did find a reference to “The Little Old Lady from Pasadena” as being the first…
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