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Taxes (5 Stories)

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April 15th is the last day to pay your income tax. Did you do it long ago or are you a procrastinator? Are you happy to pay your share or do you think your taxes are too high? Do you resent people who find ways to dodge paying taxes or do you consider that part of the game? What have you taught your kids about taxes? Think back… how has paying taxes impacted your life? Your politics? Your sense of justice and the common good? Share your taxes stories forward.

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Poetry (7 Stories)

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Sebastoam Rabsahi poetry slam“Poetry is like a bird, it ignores all frontiers” (Yevgeny Yevtushenko). Do you agree? Think back ... What's the earliest poem you remember? What's your favorite poem and why? What poems can you recite from memory? Have you written poetry? Have you taught favorite poems to your kids? Share your poetry stories forward.
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Spring Break (7 Stories)

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Spring break is considered a wild time, a chance to let off steam. Was spring break a big deal for you and your friends? Where did you go, and what did you do? Did you take trips with your kids, or did they take wild trips of their own? Think back … which spring break adventure was your most memorable? Share your spring break stories forward.
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Women We Admire (7 Stories)

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March is National Women’s History Month. We all have women we admire, some famous and some not. Whether from your personal life, the history books, or politics, who is a woman you admire? Why? Think back…What woman has had a great impact on your life? Share your story of that special woman forward
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Betrayal (5 Stories)

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In Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, “Beware the Ides of March” was the warning the soothsayer gave to Caesar. His assassination on March 15th was the ultimate betrayal by men he considered his friends. Betrayal can be large or small. Think back… Friends who disappointed you. Warnings you ignored. Politicians who didn’t keep their promises. Share your betrayal stories forward.
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