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Goodie Goodie Trouble by
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Prompted By Good Trouble

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It’s tough to get in good trouble when you’re a goodie goodie. And, for better or worse, I have always been a goodie goodie. And who/what exactly is a goodie goodie? It’s someone who tries so hard — too hard —  not to get in trouble in the first place, good or bad. Guilty, as…
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Pictures Not At An Exhibition by
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Having been an anthropology major (in the bowels of the Peabody Museum in Cambridge) and then  -- formerly -- married to the President of the American Museum of Natural History, I've got a lot more I could say about natural history museums than art museums.
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Songs in the Key of Life (RetroFlash) by
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Dear Teenage Me,* Good news: lots of songs to come.  Not-so-good news: songs get worse (even per my daughters). Lessons from songs? Beatles?  Great songs, but nope. “I Wanna Hold Your Hand”  (Really? That’s All? What if she’s just seventeen?) “She Loves You” (But how do YOU feel?) “Please Please Me” (Opposite problem.)   Stones? …
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I Love Letters. Annotated RetroFlash. by
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Prompted By Thank You

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I love letters.  Especially love letters. (See my 1/22/20 story.) But all letters. Even condolence notes. (See my 10/17/20 story.)  And letters from old college pals. Thanks, Suzy.  (See Suzy’s 1/18/20 story.) Mom taught me right.  Write.  Including thank you notes.  Emails are not thank you notes.  Thank you notes are written on paper or…
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I Stream, You Stream….. by
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I stream, you stream. Here’s a list of much that we’ve streamed:   Outlander A Place Called Home Ozark New Tricks Vera The Crown The Detectorists Shakespeare and Hathaway Etched in Glass Schitt’s Creek Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears Hamilton Borgen The Queen’s Gambit Midsomer Murders In Vino Roadkill…
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Things That Go Lum in the Night by
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Prompted By Hello Darkness

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Lum.  Family dog for decade.  Big, oafish Lum. Size and features of Newfoundland.  Fur and coloration of German Shepherd.
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