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Turning Points on Road to Retirement by
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Prompted By Turning Points

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I have been thinking lately about the many different roads or turning points that have made up the map of my life thus far. Sometimes, the choice of path was the more traveled one. Sometimes, I chose the one less traveled by. Looking back on a lifetime of choices, it seems like some of the most important ones chose me.
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My Thing About Gifts by
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Lately, I have been thinking that, aside from the little ones in my life who love to tear open wrapping paper to find a new toy, the best gift may be the gift of time.
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Leaving Home by
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Prompted By Home

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At some point, almost everyone experiences leaving home.
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A Valentine to My Grandkids by
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The thing that connects babies to their parents and children to their grandparents is love.
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For the Many Brown Eyed Girls Out There by
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Prompted By Songs We Sang

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When the song came out we all took it as a tribute to brown eyed girls who were in love, and later to brown eyed girls in general.
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Temptation – My Battle to Resist Desserts by
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My mother loved to bake, a trait I inherited. The only way to avoid sweet treats and baked breads at home is to deny myself the pleasure of creating them.
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My Family’s Ever-Changing Thanksgiving Tradition by
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Prompted By Family

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I look at this photo and sigh. This was my family’s Thanksgiving table seventy years ago. I’m the second child on the left, sharing a meal with two generations now gone. In fact, my dear cousin sitting directly across from me has also died. But the tradition of sharing a meal with folks you love…
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Hell No, We Won’t Go by
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Hell no, we won't go. And the truth is most people I knew didn't end up in Vietnam.
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The 2018 Midterm Election: You Can’t Always Get What You Want by
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Prompted By Politics

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All of my years as a faithful voter have taught me that it’s important to keep trying. Eventually, I hope our country will get what it needs.
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My “I Like Ike” Pin by
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Actually, even as a lifelong Democrat (my parents indoctrinated me well), I kind of still like Ike.
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