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A Honeymoon Planned by my Mother-in-Law by
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Prompted By Honeymoon

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I’ll always be grateful to my MIL for talking us into what was, back then, a glamorous honeymoon trip rather than spending a few days at a local resort or hotel.
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Lost a Friend, Gained a Spouse by
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Prompted By First Dates

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It was also the night I committed the most anti-feminist act ever. I came with Paula but left with Fred.
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I Miss Shopping Local by
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Prompted By Shopping Local

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After taking my grandkids to a real children’s bookstore and seeing their excitement, I feel sad that this experience may not be part of their lives as they grow up.
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An English Teacher by
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To me becoming an English teacher was a punchline. And yet, that is just where my college path led me.
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Random Social Media Photo Creates Connections by
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Such is the nature of social media friendships. They can wax and wane. But I still find it remarkable to feel close with someone I have never actually met.
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PE for Girls Over Three Generations by
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I wish my PE perils had been more pleasurable and that I had learned activities I could have done all of my life.
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Exams Once Ruled My Life by
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Prompted By Exams

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Exams once ruled my life. Now, having experienced many true tests over a lifetime, I realize that no amount of preparation guarantees a good result. It is what I do with the hand I’m dealt that truly matters.
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How My Mother Taught Me to Drive by
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Prompted By Learning to Drive

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I had my first accident before I even had a driver’s license. Armed with my learner’s permit, I cautiously drove a few blocks to the A&P with my mother. When, we arrived, she pointed to a spot and told me to pull in there. I did, but I also bumped into the car in the…
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From Ducking Under Desks to Active Shooter Drills by
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Prompted By Cold War Coping

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As part of the duck and cover generation, I despair that my legacy to today’s school children is a country in which they understand that there is no real safety as long as the gun culture persists.
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Earth Day 2019: The Notre Dame Fire by
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Prompted By Earth Day

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This Earth Day, let’s keep in mind that our actions today can improve our health and well-being tomorrow, provide a brighter future for the next generation, and have beneficial consequences many generations from now that could never be foreseen today.
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