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Prompted By Short Fuse

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My father earned his nickname, Swearing Sid.
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Laundry Tales by
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Prompted By Laundry

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With three kids, four beds to make, and seemingly endless piles of towels to wash and dry, laundry “day” happened several times a week. Wash, dry, fold, put away was my mantra.
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From my Parents to Me to my Kids and Grandkids by
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Prompted By Prejudice

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While prejudice takes different forms in different eras, I fear it never really leaves us.
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Friendships That End and Those that Endure by
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Prompted By Ex-Friends

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It is said that a predictor of happiness and longevity as we age is maintaining strong friendships.
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That Brief Post 9/11 Feeling is Long Gone by
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Prompted By Disunited States

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Our country’s response of togetherness and patriotism in the immediate aftermath of the terrorists bring down the Twin Towers with airplanes was the last time I remembered feeling a sense of unity in our country.
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Unhoused People with Disabilities by
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Prompted By Homelessness

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Sadly, many people who need care and supervision end up as part of the homeless population living in the streets.
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Good Enough by
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Prompted By Perfection

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I’m one of those people who gets a task 95% completed and decides it is good enough.
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Crossing the Picket Line by
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Prompted By Strikes

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I was raised in Michigan during the era when Walter Reuther advocated for workers’ rights, universal health care, public education, and affordable housing and the UAW was seen as a sacred, progressive union in my home. He and George Meany cofounded the AFL-CIO in 1955. Unions brought prosperity to middle class families, many of whom…
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Pandemic Prison by
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Prompted By Prison

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The closest I can come to feeling imprisoned is how the pandemic impacted my freedom starting in March, 2020.
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The Flooded Basement and a Bit of Larceny by
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Prompted By Floods

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Imagine my shock as a kid when I saw my parents throw a set of luggage into the rising waters flooding our basement.
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