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The Day My Computer Blew Up by
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Prompted By Hacks and Scams

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The screen froze. A red, pulsing light covered QuickBooks, accompanied by a loud, persistent beep. I froze in horror, as this old laptop contained all of my husband’s bookkeeping and our personal finances in Quicken. The only thing visible was a Windows logo and a trouble-shooting phone number. I know. I should never have called…
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Suburbia 1950s Style: Little Boxes by
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Suburbia and my mother were grooming me for my future occupation of Mom.
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The American Child Care Dilemma by
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Parents check references and hope the person they hire is caring and competent. If they find Mary Poppins, they have to pray she doesn’t quit without notice.
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House of Cards by
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Prompted By Games People Play

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I grew up in a house of cards. Literally.
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Ten Games This Grandma Hates to Play by
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Prompted By Games People Play

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I hope my children picture me as a doting grandmother, happily playing with their children, unburdened by the daily demands of parenting. And it’s true that one of the joys of having grandchildren is spending special time together. To me, that means reading books, drawing, going to the park, singing and dancing to Beatles tunes…
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My Micro-Road Rage by
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Prompted By Road Rage

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September is National Courtesy Month, so I am making an extra effort to stay calm and be a polite driver. Just wish others would do the same.
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“There are Far Worse Things Than to Steal a Book” by
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Warren taught me through example what it really meant to be a mensch, a good human being.
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Kindergarten over Three Generations by
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Prompted By Kindergarten

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My youngest grandchild starts kindergarten next week. Here’s hoping he gets a loving teacher who understands that young children learn best in a play-based kindergarten.
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What’s Today’s Weather? by
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Prompted By Weather

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What’s today’s weather? We really need to pay close attention.
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Woodstock, a Movie Best Seen Stoned by
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Prompted By Woodstock

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Seeing the documentary movie version the summer of 1970 shaped my Woodstock experience.
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