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Born to be Wild (in the snow) by
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Prompted By Something Wild

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I have always been a city girl. I am not much of a hiker or camper. Oh I have done my share of both, but neither one is something I would choose if I were picking the activity. Even though I can appreciate the beauty of a wild or dramatic panorama, if I have to hike a long…
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The Jersey Shore by
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Prompted By The Beach

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As a city kid in Philadelphia there was nothing like going "down the shore."
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Politics and Poker by
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Prompted By Politics

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Fiorello! is a wonderful musical about New York City mayor Fiorello LaGuardia (yes, he’s the one for whom the airport is named). It ran on Broadway from November 1959 through October 1961. I went to see it with my mother on Election Day 1960. One of the songs in the musical, “Politics and Poker,” contains…
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Movies That Made a Difference by
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Prompted By What We Watched

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I tend to love romantic movies; big sweeping costume dramas, though occasionally go for thoughtful dramas. It is difficult for me to pick just five that have rocked my world, as I love to come back to favorites and watch them over and over again, just for pure pleasure. So I will share my top…
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From Chimps to Chips by
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Prompted By Lost in Space

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Its kind of crazy how far we've come since the first un-manned space flights. It seems like eons ago, but it is burned so deeply into my mind that it also seems like yesterday.
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Digger Bread by
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Prompted By What We Ate

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Baking Digger bread had only one stipulation — you had to give it away for free.
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Celluloid Heroes by
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Prompted By Best Picture

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“Everybody’s a dreamer, everybody’s a star,” sang the Kinks in their 1972 song “Celluloid Heroes.” So true. I nominate this song to be the permanent theme song of the Academy Awards show. First movie: Sayonara. As far as I remember, this was my first movie in a theatre, although I probably saw others on television…
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Serafina by
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Prompted By My First Car

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I grew up in rural New England and, altho my dad was a scientist who worked in Boston, I spent my school years in a small public school that embraced equal measures of college prep students and shop kids. Many of my friends were the sons and daughters of farmers and mechanics. Out of family…
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My 1974 Pinto Station Wagon by
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Prompted By My First Car

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We lived in the Oakland hills, and bus service was minimal - everything was far away.
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Voting for Reagan, Voting for Bernie by
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The point of all this sad history is to reflect on what happened this weekend, when my 20-year old son asked me to help him with his ballot, and I said "sure."
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