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A Sympathetic Second Soprano by
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Prompted By Turning Points

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I really should, at the end of this Retrospect enterprise, tell the story of meeting John and Patti. So much good has come in my life as a direct result of sitting down, in about the fourth pew from the front of the church, about three seats in from the left-hand aisle, next to a…
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Story Wranglers by
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Prompted By Turning Points

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We’ve all known since we were little kids that there is magic in storytelling—in finding out what happens next.
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Turn, Turn, Turn by
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Prompted By Turning Points

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To everything there is a season. . . . The first time the prompt Turning Points appeared was in August 2016, and I wrote Universe ablaze with changes about the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. That event was a major turning point in my life, setting me on the political course that I have followed ever since.…
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Turning Points on Road to Retirement by
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I have been thinking lately about the many different roads or turning points that have made up the map of my life thus far. Sometimes, the choice of path was the more traveled one. Sometimes, I chose the one less traveled by. Looking back on a lifetime of choices, it seems like some of the most important ones chose me.
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Re-Gifting by
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Prompted By Gifts

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The Re-gift      I first met Nicki while moving in across the way from her house. Our children were both ready to launch from the nest, and my family was realizing a long held dream of relocating into the mountains. We loved that the house was at the end of a dirt road with…
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After 20 Minutes of Solo Estatic Dancing on My Living Room Floor by
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Prompted By Gifts

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  I have been given such gifts words choke in my throat as I reach, I stretch, bend and shake toward expressing the utter astonishment the deep wonder the overpowering gratitude at this moment I am  awake
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Gifts Are For Giving by
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I am not an easy person to buy presents for. I know that, and I discourage family members from buying me things. Because I hardly ever like them. They will invariably be the wrong color, or the wrong size, or the wrong shape, or just not something that is useful to me. Even jewelry, I…
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My Thing About Gifts by
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Lately, I have been thinking that, aside from the little ones in my life who love to tear open wrapping paper to find a new toy, the best gift may be the gift of time.
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Homeward Bound by
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Prompted By Home

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This is the house I grew up in, a two-story red brick house with a full attic and basement, on a corner lot in Belleville, New Jersey. My father’s medical office is on the side, you can see the entrance to it on the far right in the picture. My parents moved into this house…
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Leaving Home by
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Prompted By Home

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At some point, almost everyone experiences leaving home.
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