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Prompted By Cliques and Clubs

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It was lonely.  I suppose it was just adolescent agonizing over the search for independence and existential meaning, while simultaneously longing for acceptance and inclusion from kids my age. You know, the usual.
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If the name fits, wear it by
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Prompted By Naming Pets

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A litter of kittens frolicking in the California sun, named by my teenaged aunt Susan:  Peanuts, Schroeder, Linus and Charley Brown. Left behind when his family moved, we inherited the tawny pai dog.  Feral and battle-scarred, a forever stray who one day vanished.  Bishkar. Gray and white cat, clawing, meowing, rubbing, always knowing how to…
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Blowin’ in the Wind by
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Prompted By Recycling

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With apologies to Bob Dylan. Couldn't resist.
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And the best of all, Sir Duke by
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Then, in the fall of 1963, an amazing thing happened.  The State Department, through the United States Information Service (USIS), sponsored a goodwill tour of American jazz musicians.  None other than the Duke Ellington Band—yes, that one!--made an astoundingly extensive tour that, according to google, went from New York to Damascus, Amman, Jerusalem, Beirut, Kabul, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Madras, Bombay, Calcutta, Colombo, Kandy, Dacca, Lahore, Karachi, Teheran, Isfahan, Abadan, Baghdad, Beirut and Ankara.  You may have noticed Dacca in that list.
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Que sera, sera by
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Prompted By Remembering Radios

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I think it was my fourteenth birthday when my father bought me a transistor radio.  They were a wonder.  Mine was small enough to hold in a hand, with a little leatherette case and ear bud, from Japan.
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A bumpy section of the journey by
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In the end, she decided she didn’t want to break up the family, and returned, telling my father never to mention the idea of doing a PhD to her, EVER!  It was too late.  That was that.
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This won’t hurt a bit by
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Prompted By Vaccination

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In 1957,  travel overseas meant lots of shots for our whole family—Mom. Dad, and three children.  I was the middle child, age 6.   We had to go to a special clinic in downtown Lansing, and we children were promised we would be taken out to dinner if we “behaved”.  This would be a big deal…
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I Just Called.. by
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We had no details. Television? None in the house.  Radio?  I can’t recall.  And really, why should it be covered 24/7 in Botswana?  When you read about a disaster on the other side of the world, how many details do you hear?   Internet?  Smartphone? This was 1989. 
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Movie Review Haiku by
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Prompted By Rewatchable Movies

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In the darkness, find light Sun shines, laughter peals Watch again and again
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Table Manners: A Case Study by
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Prompted By Manners

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The Goops, they lick their fingers, And the Goops, they lick their knives; They spill their broth on the tablecloth, Oh, they lead disgusting lives!
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Lessons from Old Dacca by
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Prompted By Inequality

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Somehow, we turned into a street and found ourselves in Old Dacca, where we clearly didn’t belong. 
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My Un-favorite Things by
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Prompted By Pet Peeves

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With apologies to Julie Andrews.
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Haircut in Istanbul by
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Prompted By Haircuts

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Sally called me Cyd Charisse, but the hairdo was the only resemblance.
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Be Kind, Be Calm, Be Safe by
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In Canada, new programs were suddenly in place for the unemployed and businesses. Schools closed, gatherings were progressively smaller.  Everything was changed, reminding me that “normal” can dissipate overnight. I harbored a guilty thought—could world-on-pause be something good?
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Snap, Crackle, Pop by
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Kids! Try this at home!
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Good Night and Good Luck Retroflash by
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Prompted By First Memory

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I didn’t learn who McCarthy was until much later. And I know now why news is so important.
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Righteous persistence brings great rewards by
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Prompted By Reconnecting

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Now that decision seems pre-ordained and perfect, as life never is--but it is for me.
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We’d make a peach of a pair by
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Prompted By Valentine's Day

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I don’t think the memory of that ever left her, written wordlessly in a scar on her heart.
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The 500 hats of Bartholomew Cubbins by
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Prompted By Hats

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I just did an inventory:  81.
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Viva nuestra asociación by
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Prompted By Good Trouble

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The executive team fought unionization ferociously--  we were fomenting discord and destroying the clinic, and how could we do this to the community?
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Art at Harvard? by
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  I always thought I had a knack for drawing.  Someone encouraged this when I was twelve, a year when my family was stationed in East Pakistan, and I came under the wing of an ex-pat Danish artist name Tova. She helped me do an oil painting for my parents, a still life with two…
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You’re on the right track baby by
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Trust yourself.
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Thank you lessons by
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Prompted By Thank You

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There is only ONE THING you are permitted to say
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Lights out in Vietnam by
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Prompted By Hello Darkness

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The most complete darkness I ever knew was in Vietnam
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The Medical School Interview by
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Prompted By Interviews

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applying for med school while female
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