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A daycare workers union, a bad back, and some prophetic words by
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Prompted By Turning Points

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“My ex-husband thought of himself as a ‘breast man.’” She paused. “What have I gotten myself tangled up with here? A ‘floor man?’”
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“That’s funny.” by
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Prompted By Comedy

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I had one opportunity to spend a few days with my brother and some other road comics. The scene was southern California in the late 1980s. Hugh was working constantly--a lot of college campuses as well as comedy clubs.
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Genius Dog by
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Prompted By Training Pets

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I posted this story in response to the prompt, “Lightning.” But it’s really a story about the most brilliant pet ever. Homer: Semper amati, semper recordati, semper in cordibus nostris
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When a kosher meat man encounters the state bureaucracy by
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Prompted By The DMV

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In preparing him, Dad emphasized, “Jake, they don’t want to know your philosophy on life. They want to know what you would do as a driver in different situations.” J
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There’s more than one way to break eggs by
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Prompted By Prison

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He must have noticed that the word “kidnapping” shocked us. He took the time to give us the word-for-word definition from the California Criminal Code: “Moving another person a substantial distance, without the person's consent, by means of force or fear.”
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My perilous westward saga by
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Prompted By Dangerous Deeds

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We understood we were trespassing. But we figured that folks who lived in a region like this must do this all the time, right? Just drive up and take a quick dip?
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Terror comes to the Berkshires: a “true-crime” laundry story by
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Prompted By Laundry

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Berkshire County can feel like a very sleepy backwater when we have to wait for hours while a bomb squad with a robotic device drives to our rescue along the Mass Pike, all the way from Boston.
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I never made it to Sugar Mountain by
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Prompted By Retirement

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As we stood there, very excited to have busted in without tickets, Neil Young was joking about “Sugar Mountain,” a song that he told us had too many verses.
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So many girls named Ashley by
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Prompted By Jury Duty

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“Your honor, I am a doctoral student at the University of Illinois, and I have been spending quite a bit of time in places where young people go during their out-of-school hours."
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Intelligence: He thought it showed! by
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Prompted By Intelligence

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The Psychology department specialized in animal studies. Herrnstein and his students did their work on pigeons not people.
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