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Tracking People Down (9 Stories)

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Have you ever searched for someone you have lost touch with, maybe a long-lost friend, ex, work associate, or distant relative? Or maybe someone searched for and found YOU. Tracking someone down can lead to a trip down memory lane, a one-way street, a dead end, or the open road. Think back ... was there a time that you were either a tracker or a trackee? For better or worse, share your tracking people down story forward.
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Get Organized (9 Stories)

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January is Get Organized month. Getting organized is a lofty goal, but not easy for most. We are told by Marie Kondo to tidy up and get rid of things that do not bring us joy. Easier said than done as boomers try to downsize and organize a lifetime of clutter and possessions. Think back… What are the possessions that are hardest for you to part with? Have you made efforts to organize your books, photos, papers, and your life? Share your get organized stories forward.
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The New Year (6 Stories)

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For many, the new year is a time for resolutions and reflections on the previous year, and starting a new decade is a big deal. For others, January 1, 2020 is just another day. Do you go out to celebrate, count down the seconds, or ignore the whole thing? Think back… how did you recognize the new year in the past? Do you have a favorite New Year’s story? Share your stories about the new year forward.
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Quick Take: New Movies (7 Stories)

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It’s almost Oscar time, and all the movie studios are coming out with their heavy hitters. What was your favorite movie of 2019, or the one you think will win the Oscar? We call this kind of prompt a “quick take,” designed to elicit stories you can write in 15 minutes or less. Share your new movies story forward.
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Holidaze (9 Stories)

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Do you love the upcoming holidays or does the holidaze season leave you feeling overwhelmed and stressed? Some find December the happiest time of the year, while others feel annoyed or depressed. Do you see the holidays as spiritual or commercial or a bit of both? Think back… What were the traditions you loved or hated growing up? How did you celebrate holidays with your own family? What are they like for you now? Share your holidaze stories forward.
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