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Evidence by
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Prompted By Memorabilia

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Once the spine gives way, the rest is easier, and now I have at it.
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The Cheesecake Chronicles by
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Prompted By Recipes

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Some kid named Steven Spielberg was a friend of my boss and, before he landed his first gig, basically squatted in the tiny empty office across from mine.
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Ladder’s ‘Bout to Fall by
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Prompted By Superstition

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David, with his long dark hair, and Michael, with his shaggy blonde mane, have formed a band ­— The Lion and The Bear — and they’re booking regular gigs around town. David has also started dealing weed in earnest, so now the cash is flowing from two sources. He’s made some solid connections in both…
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Snippets by
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For the final touch she dabs perfume — Shalimar, always Shalimar — behind her ears, on the inside of her wrists — her pulse points, as she calls them — and giving me a wink, a dab between her breasts.
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panacea for the quiet by
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It’s almost as if I was prepared for this breathtaking pause.
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Extra Money by
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Prompted By Door-to-Door Sales

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I also have a few leftover Valentine's cards. Now that I look at them, they seem a tad racy for a kid to be selling...maybe they somehow got mixed in with the others.
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Dream House by
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Prompted By Dreams

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We often dream of houses, and of stairways…they’re classic symbols. We enter, exit, ascend and descend the various layers of our psychology, psyche, soul.
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May Day is Lei Day by
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Two weeks into our vacation, I don’t want to leave. I’ve fallen in love…with an island. Kauai. “So don’t leave,” Susie says. My best friend is like that. “Stay with us!” “But how would I make a living? What would I do? I wouldn’t want to be a court reporter here, wear stockings and high…
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Laurel Canyon by
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Prompted By Close Calls

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We hit it off, our kids gurgle at each other, she could use some help, and the next thing I know I’m serving quiche Loraine, gazpacho, green salad, fruit salad, peach tarts, sparkling water and wine to about thirty members of the cast and crew on an old western set in Chatsworth.
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My Name is Barbara… by
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Prompted By Nicknames

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Barbi Benton pretty much owned the spelling of her name, and in the 80s, despite the fact that we had the same hairdo, I was dismissive of her anyway, for being in Playboy, and for being Hugh Hefner’s main squeeze.
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