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I’m Persisting, I’m Speaking, and I’m Voting by
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Random thoughts from a nasty woman facing a long winter … One of my favorite political memes is “Nevertheless, she persisted,” said by Mitch McConnell to Elizabeth Warren back in February of 2017. She refused to be silenced while reading a letter into the Senate record written by Coretta Scott King opposing Jeff Sessions for…
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How Computers Wrecked What Really Mattered by
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The more computer savvy I became, the less contact I had with those little humans who mattered so much to me.
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Shoes That Made Me Cry by
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Prompted By Shoes

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As one of our guides said, “They disappeared.” Only their shoes remained behind. Some of them were so tiny.
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Walking Away from Home in my Weejuns by
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Prompted By Shoes

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Weejuns represented my journey in college to becoming my own person.
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Good Funerals by
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Prompted By Final Farewell

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Funerals were forbidden when I was growing up. They were mysterious events my parents attended with other adults. My first introduction to this final rite of passage was my grandfather Philip Krut’s funeral on May 2, 1972. I was 26 years old and the mother of a one-year-old. Did I attend alone? Were my husband…
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Bar/Bat Mitzvah Reflections Over Generations by
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Prompted By Rites of Passage

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In Judaism, turning thirteen is a big deal. For generations, boys were called to read from the Torah in a ceremony called a bar mitzvah, which marked their entry as an adult into the Jewish community. This was a boys-only club until March 18, 1922, when American rabbi Mordecai Kaplan held the first bat mitzvah…
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My Write Brain by
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Prompted By Brain Games

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I was 68 when my “write brain” took over. I have written over 800 stories and a book since I retired. While I don’t do brain games, my brain is far from idle. In fact, it may be a bit too busy.
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The Rose Garden by
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Prompted By The Garden

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I still have her pictures somewhere on my phone, but more importantly, I have the memory of sharing those wonderful summer days in the Rose Garden.
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Meditation on Turning 75 by
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Prompted By Lost and Found

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The lost part of turning 75 on is easy to write. Yet, I hope I have found the perspective and patience to look forward rather than to wallow in the misery of the present.
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Dancing with the Stars, 1960s Version by
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Prompted By Fame

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It is so true that, as Andy Warhol famously said, “In the future, everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes.” During the summers of my freshman and sophomore years of high school, I indulged my interest in theater by becoming an apprentice at Northland Playhouse in the newly built Northland Mall in a suburb of…
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