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“Everything I have is yours” by
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A local jazz singer had called and asked if she might come and sing at Dad's bedside. Would he like that? And would it be all right if she brought along a male vocalist she had in mind?
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A dream, an encounter, a magical moment (and more) by
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When Dave returned to the phone and told me the call had been from a “John Steptoe,” I thought my roommates were playing a practical joke.
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The ancient lodge of the cyclist: “We’re old but we’re steadfast.” by
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Prompted By Riding a Bicycle

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If,a guy isn’t sure what brand of bike he is riding, then you know he’s not in the fraternity. Members not only know what brand they are riding but can tell you whether it’s made of carbon fiber, aluminum, titanium, or steel.
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A guy asks for a pack of Lucky’s but the guy gives him Camels! by
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“Tell me what you read, and I can tell you what you are.” A man said, “I read Spinoza, Shakespeare, Plato and Kant.”
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Turning 40 by
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Prompted By Special Birthdays

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As I made the ascent, I took one bite of apple at a time and challenged myself to see how long I could keep each bite in my mouth before swallowing.
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Irresistible–but banned by
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Prompted By Banned Books

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It was the scrotum of a canine, not even that of a boy or a man that got this award-winning book banned from certain schools and libraries.
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“Can you see the board?” “Yes, I can see the board.” by
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Prompted By The Eyes Have It

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A few months into second grade, Mom said, “Mrs. Floyd was wondering if you’re having trouble seeing the board. Are you?” “No, Mommy. I can always see the board.”
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First the teeth. Then the car. Then the girl. by
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At the very first event of the reunion—a meetup for those of us who had begun participating in a class list-serve to help us get reacquainted before we met in person--I met the girl.
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A New Hope by
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She rings up the order. She is not wearing a mask. I am not wearing a mask.
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A new look at the tools of a writer’s craft by
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OK, I admit it. I’m not competent at assembly projects, although I do live with one gigantic IKEA wardrobe that I managed to put together by dint of much time, sweat, and profanity.  I am repurposing for “Retrospect” this poem that I wrote a number of years ago. WRITER’S WORKSHOP (Deer Isle, Maine) The view…
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