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Gates of Eden: the genesis of an antiwar novel* by
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    My antiwar writing began in a theater. I was working on a new play and the antiwar movement of the 1960s came up in conversation. Several of the actors expressed amazement that there had been a determined movement to stop the war. One actor said something like “Wow! We just thought that all…
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Step Aside by
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Prompted By Politics

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A new wave is calling BS on you.
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Holes in my head by
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When I first saw this Retro prompt, a David Sedaris essay* came to mind. Here, Sedaris laments the lack of worthwhile accessories for men. “[Accessories” for men aren’t nearly as interesting as women’s,” he writes. “I have no use for cuff links or suspenders, and while I’ll occasionally pick up a new tie, it hardly…
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Good Riddance — A future retrospective by
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Prompted By Good Riddance

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Now we can begin anew.
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The Kiss Messenger by
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Prompted By Fame

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I wasn’t smitten by love or lust, but fame, especially when well-deserved, can be, well… awesome.
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Placerville, 1888 — Galoots in mud boots by
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Prompted By Vintage Photos

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I had no idea that part of me had come from this place, a California boardwalk town in the northern Sierras. I’d grown up in Massachusetts. Save for one trip to California when I was 10, I knew California as a distant, colorful place that gift packages materialized from, sent by my West Coast aunts…
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The Lost Coast by
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Prompted By The Twilight Zone

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The darkness stretches away in a perfect circle.
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Time is a river… by
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. . . a violent current of events, glimpsed once and already gone past. — Marcus Aurelius
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Sunday Morning at the Monarch Diner by
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Prompted By Restaurants

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Ten years feels like an eternity at that age.
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Cranking it out — a reflection on the end of work by
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Prompted By Retirement

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Is this retirement? I ask. Nah.
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