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Shelters, Signs, and Sirens by
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Prompted By Cold War Coping

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The moaning whine infiltrated my nightmares for years. It became a reminder of a situation we could not ignore.
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Poetic Solace in Turbulent Times by
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Prompted By Poetry

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We poets are at all levels, from awesomely accomplished to beginner. I am somewhere in the middle.
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Quirky Neighbors in a Modest Place by
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Prompted By My First Apartment

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Add a land line phone and a black-and-white TV with a coat hanger for an antenna, and my décor was almost complete.
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Ta-ra-ra-boom-dee-ay by
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It seemed like so much fun to me. The real story was much more sobering but also inspiring ...
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Childless with no regrets by
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Prompted By Parenthood

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I kept listening for the tick of the biological clock, but it never ticked.
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Some “thens” I don’t miss by
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I am nostalgic for many things but not all.  Here is a quick take on some of the items from the 50s and 60s I don’t miss. Women’s clothing:  Panty girdles, with their tourniquet-like grip on my thighs. I’ll spare folks the details of feminine hygiene products and accessories of the 60s, but suffice it…
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Hot turkey sandwiches at the Claremont Diner by
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Prompted By Restaurants

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The diner's booths were large enough to swallow a child as small as I was.
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The Kendo Mindset: Art Imitates Sports by
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Prompted By Sports

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For the first and only time, I saw humans flying, literally levitating around the room, so graceful that their bare feet never made a sound when they landed.
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The Year of Learning, Laughter, and Love by
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Prompted By A Year in the Life

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At first 1979 would not seem to be a year of love and laughter, with its gas lines, stagflation, and odd fashions. But in a subliminal moment, a butterfly might alight, even on dried grass or trash, and its perfect wings might wink at you for an instant before it vanishes. That’s how I feel…
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A wish that went full circle by
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Reluctantly I did a second career report, but my heart wasn't in it ... I began to wish to be a writer.
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