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The Social Network (4 Stories)

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Social MediaSince the early days of bulletin-board systems and email lists, the Internet has been a way to connect. Think back ... Are you on a social media app like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, or Pinterest? What do you share (besides cat videos)? Are your kids on? Given recent abuses, are you tempted to quit? How has social media changed your life? How has it changed our culture? Share your social media stories forward.
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In the Band (8 Stories)

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Prototypically, you played guitar in a garage rock band. But maybe you played chamber music or sang in the choir. Maybe you performed in plays or danced in a troupe. Or you played team sports or led cheers. Maybe your band was scouts or a religious youth group, or simply a band of brothers (or sisters). Think back ... what bands were important to you and why? Share your band memories forward.
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1968 (8 Stories)

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1968 MustangIt was a momentous year, a cultural flashpoint. Think back ... to the Tet offensive, LBJ's withdrawal, the MLK and RFK assassinations, the Paris riots, the McCarthy campaign, the Chicago convention, Nixon's election, the White Album and 2001. Where were you in 1968 and what do you remember? How did that year affect your life and the nation? What can we learn, fifty years later? Share your 1968 memories forward.
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Something Wild (7 Stories)

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"In wildness," Thoreau wrote, "is the preservation of the world." Think back ... to time you've spent in the wilderness or in nature. How did you experience it? How did it affect you? Do you have a favorite place in the wild? Have you encountered wild animals? Or, write about a time when you went a little wild, or felt like you were "lost in the wilderness." Share your wildness stories forward.
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Nudity (5 Stories)

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Velazquez, Rokeby VenusWe skinny-dipped at Woodstock and hot-tubbed with our friends, but most of us grew up with some notion of modesty. Think back ... to times when you (or others) "let it all hang out." Did you feel self-conscious? anxious? liberated? aroused? Have you been to nude beaches or pools, or nudist camps or resorts? Have you ever sexted? What did you teach your kids about nudity? Share your nudity stories forward.
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