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Take Me Out to the Ballgame by
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Prompted By Mending Fences

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Could it really be that simple?
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Little House in the ‘Hood by
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At last I was successfully disentangling from a bad relationship with an incipiently psychotic partner and needed to move out, now.  A colleague at work turned out to be the landlady of an available place, not far from our community health clinic, and I grabbed it.
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Salud y Paz by
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Prompted By War

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We asked what they needed most and they requested a transportation vehicle. Not an ambulance—that would be too much of a target.
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An Embarrassment of Stuff by
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Prompted By Stuff

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Another friend had a bumper sticker—“Live simply that others may simply live”—that still seems like good advice.
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Breathe by
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Prompted By Meditation

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It was easy to lose focus and dither the time away, getting lost in e-mail or reports, working through the day without a break. I decided to prioritize finding time to physically leave the office at least once a day.
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Beyond the Breakers by
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Prompted By Swimming

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And like magic, the water didn’t crash over us and tumble us around, it just lifted us up and then down, our toes touching the sand again.  It was wonderful.
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What’s a Snow Day? by
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Prompted By Snow Day

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I developed an awe of the men (I never saw a woman) who worked for CalTrans at all hours and conditions, keeping the roads open. 
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Learning How to Love Jack by
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Prompted By Training Pets

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We felt a bit deceived—after all, we only agreed to take him because she had begged—but he had clearly had a traumatic adolescence and changed since his owner had died.  We still took him in, the damaged goods, and named him “Jack”.
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Stop if You’ve Heard This One Before by
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Prompted By Comedy

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A hippie, a priest and Henry Kissinger were in an airplane......
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License to Drive by
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Prompted By The DMV

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Turning sixteen was a coming-of-age ritual.  Not a sweet sixteen party—getting a driver’s license!  Having wheels in mid-twentieth century US meant mobility, freedom, unsupervised hanging out with friends, romance.
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