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Summer’s my Favorite Reading Season by
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Prompted By Beach Reads

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As an educator, however, summer was always the reading season, and old habits die hard.
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The Bombs Bursting in Air by
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Prompted By Fireworks

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I know I will hear those bombs bursting in air every July. And while the fireworks displays are beautiful, these sounds do not feel celebratory. They remind me of guns and war, not patriotism.
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Little Larcenies, White Lies, and Truthiness by
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Prompted By Honesty

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Thus, I came to believe in truthiness in politics, a term coined by Stephen Colbert in 2005, which meant, “The quality of stating concepts one wishes or believes to be true, rather than the facts.”
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A Honeymoon Planned by my Mother-in-Law by
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Prompted By Honeymoon

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I’ll always be grateful to my MIL for talking us into what was, back then, a glamorous honeymoon trip rather than spending a few days at a local resort or hotel.
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Lost a Friend, Gained a Spouse by
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Prompted By First Dates

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It was also the night I committed the most anti-feminist act ever. I came with Paula but left with Fred.
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I Miss Shopping Local by
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Prompted By Shopping Local

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After taking my grandkids to a real children’s bookstore and seeing their excitement, I feel sad that this experience may not be part of their lives as they grow up.
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An English Teacher by
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To me becoming an English teacher was a punchline. And yet, that is just where my college path led me.
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Random Social Media Photo Creates Connections by
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Such is the nature of social media friendships. They can wax and wane. But I still find it remarkable to feel close with someone I have never actually met.
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PE for Girls Over Three Generations by
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I wish my PE perils had been more pleasurable and that I had learned activities I could have done all of my life.
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Exams Once Ruled My Life by
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Prompted By Exams

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Exams once ruled my life. Now, having experienced many true tests over a lifetime, I realize that no amount of preparation guarantees a good result. It is what I do with the hand I’m dealt that truly matters.
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