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My First Retirement Didn’t Work Out Too well by
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Prompted By Retirement

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I tried retirement once, and it didn't hold. Maybe the second will be more successful?
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What Makes a Move Memorable? by
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Prompted By Moving Day

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It's not the act of moving that makes one memorable..
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A Timeline of Life by
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Prompted By Ageism

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My wife once read, in what I hope was not People magazine, that our bodies go through a major metabolic change about every seven years. I tend to believe that because, as I think about my own life, that schedule seems to fit. Those seven-year increments can generally be identified by, or associated with, songs,…
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Wine Time, Anytime by
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Prompted By Altered States

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The meaning of Altered States brings to mind a drug familiarization lecture I once attended, presented by a DEA Agent. To gauge our beginning level of knowledge, he asked a few questions of the group.  One was, “What is a narcotic?”  Several answers were shouted out, all met with a short explanation of why they…
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Running on Empty by
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Prompted By Sports

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I had never been much of a runner.  In high school PE classes, when told to run laps around the baseball field I would hide behind the backboard until the last lap then re-join the group to cross the finish line trying to look tired so the coach wouldn’t catch on.  In boot camp we…
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Rock and Roll and Its Roots by
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I am one of the earliest born of the Baby Boomer generation which still left me too young to be aware of the pioneers of the Rock and Roll phenomenon as it was being born.  I missed the early years of the likes of Bill Haley and the Comets, Carl Perkins, Buddy Holly, The Big…
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Thank You, Mrs. Beach by
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Prompted By My First Paycheck

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She promised a $1 an hour and guaranteed 3 hours work each week.
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Being a Pet of Mine May Be Hazardous to Your Health! by
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Prompted By Pets

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My childhood pets included dogs, a pair of gold fish a free-range parakeet and a friendly chicken.  Unfortunately, all of whom – or which – met tragic ends. The gold fish story first, as it is the first pet I remember.  There were 2 of them living in a little round globe.  My brother and…
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Faith yes. But in what? by
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Prompted By Faith

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Although I am sure most people relate “Faith” with their religious beliefs, I was not raised within any religion other than for a few months in grade school when I attended a Lutheran church with a neighbor.  All I remember from that experience is playing a Shepherd in the Christmas pageant so, that’s how I learned…
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Best Gift Ever by
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Other than possibly a bicycle I got for Christmas when I was 11 or 12 years old, I cannot recall any gift I ever received as being so special that I’ve kept it, or remembered one so fondly that I’d consider it my best ever.  It might just be that I did not pay enough…
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