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Loud and Abominable by
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Prompted By Nicknames

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Henrietta was an awkward name for a tiny child ... so the family called her Yettie.
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COVID-19 and the Cursed Princess by
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What a bizarre intersection of a vacation from hell with a pandemic-stricken ship.
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Reconstructing a Tribe by
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Prompted By Finding Your Tribe

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"This is the weirdest, most interesting group of people I've ever encountered," I thought. "I fit right in!"
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Confessions of a Guilty Caregiver by
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Prompted By Caregiving

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Most of the conventional wisdom for caregivers comes down to putting yourself first, making time for yourself. To a large degree, that’s a crock. Your priorities won’t come first for the present, and probably for a while.
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Cinderella at Jersey Girls State by
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Prompted By Leap Day

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Problem number one: I had no boyfriend and, although I was 17, I had never been on a date.
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Grandpa Max’s Nose by
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Prompted By Family Myths

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My parents, who had thought it wonderful that I had grandpa Max's eyes, said it was unfortunate that I had his nose, too. Ah, well, I thought, that's the genetic roll of the dice.
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Attracted to Anarchy by
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While we ate tuna fish and Soupy hawked Jello, all kinds of chaos would happen.
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Not My Parents’ Retirement by
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Prompted By Retirement

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I had optimistic hopes about what retirement would be like, tempered with realism.
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A Conflicted Super Bowl Fan by
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Prompted By Super Bowl

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Things eventually calmed down ... but the next year I did not enter the football pool. Football was not yet a woman's domain.
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Life on the Move by
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Prompted By Moving Day

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There are many lessons I have learned ... Moves are a complex blend of stress, opportunity, and calamity.
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