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A Rose by Any Other Name by
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Prompted By Nicknames

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Do I dare to gift myself with my true name of Lauren? Probably too late, and after all, no one calls me “Big Laurie” anymore. Mostly, I go by Gramma.
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COVID-19 Panic – The Best of Times and the Worst of Times by
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Life as we know it has ground to a halt. This is the staycation from hell that no one planned or wanted.
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A Lifetime of Tribes by
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Prompted By Finding Your Tribe

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My life has been enriched by every community I have been part of, every group with which I have shared a common goal and a connection.
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To My Fellow Caregivers in the Waiting Room by
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Prompted By Caregiving

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Some of the most loving people I have ever seen are the parents and caregivers in waiting rooms of speech pathologists, occupational therapists, play therapists, physical therapists, and almost any place that works with children who have disabilities.
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When Women Do the Asking by
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Prompted By Leap Day

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I remember feeling passive and helpless when it came to dating.
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The Real Story Behind my Parents’ Love Letters by
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Prompted By Family Myths

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Now that my parents are gone, I realize there were so many questions I wish I had asked them. All I have now are their letters to fill in the gaps in my knowledge of the years between when they met and their marriage.
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Soupy Sales vs Mister Rogers by
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I wish our country’s leadership and values embodied less of Soupy Sales and more of Fred Rogers these days.
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Unretired: How Writing Gave me a Purpose by
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Prompted By Retirement

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Now when someone asks what I do, I answer for myself. I’m unretired and I’m writing and having a blast.
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Da Bears! by
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Prompted By Super Bowl

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Thirty-five years after the giddy fun of singing the Super Bowl Shuffle and celebrating Da Bears’ victory, this former Superfan is done.
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A Christmas Letter from an Old Friend by
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Prompted By Snail Mail

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It’s several pages of blue ink on real stationery that’s crammed full of things I want to know: the health of her husband, the latest project she is working on, what her three sons are doing, and cute anecdotes about her grandkids.
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