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This is a Developing Story by
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But if one was the picture-perfect-postcard of a vacation the other was the photographic negative from which it was printed.
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The Wurst of Times by
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Prompted By Retirement

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First there was the retirement that wasn’t, observed by many, and then there was the retirement that “was”, observed by almost no one. And midway between them was a short-circuited retirement, a retirement that “wasn’t” also observed by almost no one. The end.
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Hot Hot Hot by
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Prompted By Super Bowl

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I served a generous portion, grated sharp cheddar on top, and plunged my fork in to discover . . . chunky bean soup. Zero alarm. A fire retardant.
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There and Back Again by
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Prompted By Moving Day

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My experience in returning to Lake Placid that late afternoon encapsulated the rightness of my choice.
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Still Nosy After All These Years by
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Remember “Eileen” from “You Made Me Love You” ( the Crush prompt)? 
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How’s That Again? by
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Prompted By Ageism

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And finally, when did us older folk as individuals become “we” and seem to merit attention as if we were dumb, blind and simple?  As in, how are “we” feeling?
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You Made Me Love You . . . by
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Prompted By The Crush

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I don’t know what the definition of “crush” is, offhand. Certainly, it’s an intense infatuation, a deep, deep feeling. But I think there’s something more, a notion of unavailability. . . . . But there's unavailability and then there's unavailability.
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Adventures in Libraryland by
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Prompted By Libraries

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The first step for new hires in the group was mastery of a seventy-page manual about alphabetization Seriously.
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Brake Padding by
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Prompted By Hacks and Scams

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I suspect that had I fallen for the Mavis scam they would have done nothing and billed me for brake replacement.
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Rescue Me by
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Perhaps many who engage in [dog rescue] affirmatively choose to do so. Others, like my ex-wife Laura and me, just stumble into it.
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