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Just a Housewife by
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This Mother’s Day, I salute my mother and all who understand and appreciate the importance and challenges of what she called being “just a housewife.”
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All Vaccinated and Nowhere to Go by
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Prompted By Vaccination

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For now, our lives as vaccinated people are better, but we still question every decision we make about getting back to whatever normal will be.
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Tech Support by
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Now, I’m starting to know how my mother felt about tech support — dazed and confused.
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On the Sixth Anniversary of my Mother’s Death by
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Prompted By Those We Miss

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My mother’s absence is part of my daily life now. But there are still times when the wound still feels fresh.
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Remembering An Affair to Remember by
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Prompted By Rewatchable Movies

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Amazingly, An Affair to Remember, the movie women of my generation shed pools of tears over, just turned sixty-four.
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Some Manners I Don’t Miss by
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Prompted By Manners

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Here are a few manners I didn’t pass on to my kids …
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The Children Always Left Behind by
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Prompted By Inequality

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Virtual schooling has been judged to be a failure for many children, especially those disadvantaged by ability or challenging circumstances in their home lives.
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Racial Awakening by
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Prompted By Inequality

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Growing up, the only people of color I knew were our cleaning woman, Pam, and a series of successors whose names I can’t recall.
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Top Ten Pet Peeves by
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Prompted By Pet Peeves

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I forget what #10 was. Getting harder to remember stuff.
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Making Peace with my Hair by
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Prompted By Haircuts

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I ended up with neither straight nor curly hair. I have tried to push my hair one way or the other all of my life.
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