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Out Of Bounds by
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Prompted By Broadcast News

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I am out of bounds and I know it but the title ‘Broadcast News’ coincides with one of my favorite movies so I am going with that. Wonderful writing and three future movie stars; Future Oscar winners Holly Hunter and William Hurt and Albert Brooks (Oscar nominee for Broadcast News.) Released in 1987 it still…
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Middle Child Syndrome by
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Prompted By Why We Write

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My answer surprised even me: "I am here because I am a middle child I will now longer be quiet - tonight I will speak up." (I am in fact a middle child three times over; 4th that of 7, 3rd of four and 2nd of three and so it was definitely time to speak up.) And I did.
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How I Learned To Stop Being A Litterbug by
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I had the good fortune (Koun) to travel to Japan on business. I was familiar with Lederer/ Burdick’s The Ugly American and so I was on my best behavior. I was remember being impressed with the sale of beer through vending machines on their city streets. Back then I was a smoker and after almost…
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The Amazing Crystal Radio by
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Prompted By Sleepy Time

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I was thrilled when some relative gave me a crystal radio for my birthday.
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Those Were The Days My Friend by
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Prompted By Mind the Gap

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I would laugh at 'All In The Family' while the 'elders' would agree with Archie.
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As The Irish Say: Me Mom by
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I hope when you grow up you'll have kids just like you.
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All Four Of My Grandparents Were Refugees. by
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Prompted By Refugees

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My title 'All Four Of My Grandparents Are Refugees' is true, kind of.
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I Became The Hunter Gatherer by
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I leaned what my French or Irish ancestors must have known – how to forage. Pasta was in short supply – had to find that. Toilet paper was in short supply – had to find that.  Time to eat more fruits and vegetables which meant more recipes to learn. More time indoors so Watched Downton…
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Cheating Is Funny by
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Prompted By Cheating

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Not ‘ha, ha’ funny but what is funny is I immediately thought of romantic cheating and not competitive or educational testing cheating. Hmmm. Here are some interesting ‘facts’ I found out about ‘Relationship Cheating’: The French cheat  more often. Marriage counselors consider faking orgasms as cheating. Most mammals are polygamous. Social media has led to…
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Reincarnation by
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Prompted By Time

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I am not exactly sure when I knew I would in fact live forever. Oh, not in the same body of course. “Reincarnation” I thought to myself, “yeah that’s the ticket.” As for this body I feel like I have a responsibility to keep it in reasonably good shape and healthy and so I behave…
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