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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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Minding Monkey by
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My partner, Dina’s mother Barbara, was going out with her for support, and Dina needed someone to look after her pup, whom she called “Monkey”. I told her to forget about boarding, especially because Monkey had been a shelter pup, and volunteered to look after him at our house.
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In the Beginning a/k/a Original Spin by
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Prompted By Games People Play

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Then the man said, "This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman . . ." And the 'woman' said, "Say, what?" And God said, "Let the games begin."
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Dirt Road Rage by
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Prompted By Road Rage

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(Old Albany Post Road) is a dirt road and will forever be that way. There is an Old Road Society in town, and members are militant. Old Albany is their prized project.
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Mr. Cave by
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This was elementary school in the 1950’s, before President Kennedy advanced the cause of fitness for school children. But Mr. Cave needed no presidential push.
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Generations by
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Prompted By Kindergarten

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HER kindergarten teacher had taught the class the wonders of white-bread-and-French's-mustard sandwiches. Blecch.
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