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Crush Redux by
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Prompted By The Crush

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Those eyes, the black turtlenecks, the bon mots and literary references...Ilya was smart and sexy and mysterious.
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A Place of Wonder by
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Prompted By Libraries

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The Children's Room became my domain. This is where I first started reading about Beezus and Ramona, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, Amelia Earhart, Emma Lazarus,The All-of-a-Kind Family, Charlotte, Nancy Drew, and the magic stories of Edward Eager.
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He Was the Egg Man by
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Throughout my childhood, Grampa Mike was always there : birthdays, holidays, ordinary days...and he used to show up with a flat of eggs and maybe some roses that were a little past their prime.
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Ain’t Gonna Lie by
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Prompted By Honesty

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Honestly, if I didn’t skirt around the truth when I was a teenager I never would’ve had any fun. Was I dishonest? On occasion, yes. And on one occasion I got out of a jam by being honest after I got myself into said jam by cheating. Let me explain. For some reason I no…
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Try to Remember… by
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Prompted By Honeymoon

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September 2, 1973 We began our honeymoon with an afterparty at a nearby restaurant. Several of our friends came along from the wedding; we shared some additional toasts at the bar before my brand-new husband and I drove to the airport to begin our long weekend away. Times being what they were, what with my…
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A Date at Eight by
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Prompted By First Dates

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I’m sure we thought we were terribly grown up, going on a date and all. Did my mother make me wear gloves? She may have.
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A Long and Winding Road by
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"Notably the Berkeley School of Criminology was targeted by key players in the US military-industrial complex such as Ronald Reagan himself, then Governor of California and Regent of UC-Berkeley."
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PE and other Sorrows by
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Before I can start talking about PE, I need to explain a couple of things. When I was in elementary school (fifth grade, I think), I came down with pneumonia. I believe I missed an entire month of school. The teacher had all the kids in my class send me get well cards, which I…
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Of Shoes–and Ships–and Sealing Wax by
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Prompted By Poetry

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I eat my peas with honey, I've done it all my life. It makes the peas taste funny, But it keeps them on my knife. --Gelett Burgess
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No FOMO for me! by
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Prompted By Spring Break

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Back before FOMO was a thing, it never dawned on me to do anything on “spring break.” Now, what do we think about when we think about spring break anyway? Off to the beach or the slopes, depending–right? College or high school kids up to no good, shenanigans and high jinks that these days are…
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