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Hello, Darkness by
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Prompted By Attention Span

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Mom used to joke that I had "the attention span of a gnat."
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ADHD by
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I have always been able to pay attention for long periods of time, though checking my phone does cause something of a distraction these days. I do think devices have given my husband a much shorter attention span. He can’t just sit and wait. He must always be occupied. He plays games on his phone…
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It Won’t Be Long by
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In this cartoon, all the jurors are looking at their phones. Is that how it started, these shorter and shorter attention spans?
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Not a Goldfish by
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After I retired, I joined the board of the preschool I had founded as a community representative. We were planning our 25th anniversary year celebration, which was to include a video of the founding, history, and philosophy of the school. It was during a discussion about this video that I learned that people in 2017…
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Polishing Off the Silver by
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Prompted By Aunts & Uncles

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I was the only niece of an only aunt who, I was given to understand, intended to gift me her gorgeous charm bracelet one day. I loved charm bracelets, and—I’m ashamed to admit— the thought of this one left me breathless. Sadly, several decades later my dear aunt passed away, her bracelet’s fate unknown. I…
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Lunch box by
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Prompted By Mealtime

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Meals were a challenge when I was a resident on hospital rotations.  There were no official breaks, no lunch, dinner, or breakfast hours, just work that had to be done and rounds to attend.  Sure, there were cafeterias with overcooked steam trays of food, but they weren’t open 24/7, and weren’t free.  Finding a moment…
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My Mom Was a Wonderful Mother, But Her Cooking…? by
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Prompted By Mealtime

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My mom was a wonderful mother in many ways – patient, modest, innately kind — but she was not a particularly good cook. “Oh, I was a boring cook,” she admitted once when she was in her 70s and taking her meals in the dining room at Leisure World, the retirement facility where she and…
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A La Famiglia! by
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Prompted By Mealtime

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One meal, though, stands out because I took pictures.
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