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Who wrote the Book of War? by
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Prompted By Good Trouble

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We painted the door green, and then in white we painted, “Dean of Repression.” We brought the door to the plaza in front of Holyoke Center, and attracted a crowd with our kazoos, our tambourines, and our RAT songs.
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An art exhibition during a pandemic by
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I was missing those illustrated elevator rides. I was regretting that we wouldn’t be able to go to lunch together after the appointment in the third-floor cafeteria, with its salad bar, its fish baked on the premises, its hardy soups, its many dessert choices. 
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Seeking help is a good thing! Self-reliance? Not so much. by
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I realize the only experience you’ve had of asking for help from a teacher in your entire school career came in your calculus class during senior year—and that was traumatic for you.
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The most wonderful “thank-you”–without those words ever being spoken by
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Prompted By Thank You

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Was it that kind of child-centered activity that made Anissa look back on that time, and on me, with such fondness?
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A different form of binge-watching by
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The equipment I am using...is not a traditional stationary bike: not even one of those souped-up Peloton bikes that are so highly promoted.  it is one of my own road bikes, minus its rear wheel.
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Riding in the dark: a high school memory by
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Prompted By Hello Darkness

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Dan seemed to implicitly understand the concept of ethos, which I learned about two to three decades later. It comes from Aristotle, and it means establishing credibility, giving the audience a reason why they should listen to what you have to say.
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“Full field investigation” by
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Prompted By Interviews

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What was it like for my neighbors to have an FBI agent knock on their doors in December 1970 and ask questions about me.
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Gluttonous for glory–spelling glory, that is! by
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Prompted By Spelling

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Floating somewhere unknown, however, was the fateful word gluttony, gearing up to topple me at some future moment when I might bite off more spelling splendor than I could chew.
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We have no problems, mon. Only situations. by
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Prompted By Volunteering

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I found myself talking during naptime one day to Rosita, the Urban Court staffer whose job was to conduct outreach for the new program. I started asking her a lot of questions and soon found myself recruited to the training.
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Home from college by
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Prompted By Pandemic Holidays

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Now it’s my turn. I have a son who comes home from college.
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