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Prompted By Attention Span

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I have always been able to pay attention for long periods of time, though checking my phone does cause something of a distraction these days. I do think devices have given my husband a much shorter attention span. He can’t just sit and wait. He must always be occupied. He plays games on his phone…
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Dinner With a Working Dad by
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Prompted By Mealtime

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My dad co-owned a car dealership during the early years of my life. He worked six days and two nights a week, so wasn’t home to eat dinner with the family a few nights a week. My mother had a housekeeper who cooked meals in those early years. Those women cycled through, staying a few…
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Paying Respect by
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We didn’t know Victor 20 years ago. His wife is in a book group with several of our friends. They live in Newton and Martha’s Vineyard and now we, too, are good friends. Victor is Dan’s frequent golf partner and we go to dinner with the couple. One evening, he revealed why he retired early.…
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Drive by
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Prompted By Going to Work

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With the exception of walking when working downtown, briefly, when I lived in the Boston (while pregnant with David), and taking the bus in Chicago, I always drove to work. During my many years in sales, I either flew to out-of-town appointments and rented a car, or drove to see clients, using my own car.…
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Finding the Car by
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Prompted By Senior Moments

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December, 2003, my first time volunteering for the huge “December Sale” at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. My friend Barbara Cole Lee chaired this sale which ran over several days during the first week of December. She is a force of nature, brought in significant buyers from the art world and beyond…
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The Thought Was Just There by
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Prompted By Senior Moments

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Now why did I come into the room? The word was just on the tip of my tongue. What was the name of that actress in the movie we just saw? How about the one where your husband INSISTS he is correct when I can prove he isn’t, or that he’s told you something when…
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Ice Dams, Feb, 2015 by
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Prompted By Home Repair

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The winter of 2014-15 was the snowiest we remember in the Boston area with large storm followed by large storm. Then the sun came out, causing some melting of the snow on roof tops, giving way to terrible ice dams from the build up of snow on roofs. We learned the hard way how damaging…
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Heartbreak Hotel by
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Prompted By Dating

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I hung out with a group of guys who lived in an apartment in Waltham during my first semester at Brandeis. I liked one in particular, but he was only mildly interested. While hanging in his room one evening, a tall redhead, friendly with many of them, wandered in; a junior named Gordon. He was…
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It All Came Together by
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Prompted By That Summer

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There is a certain time in one’s life when she knows she is ready; she is in her prime. That happened for me the summer of 1969, my sixth and final at the National Music Camp (now the Interlochen Arts Camp). Talent matters, but seniority does too. I had put in my time and blossomed…
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