Suprise Me

Catching the Waves by
25
(49 Stories)

Prompted By The Beach

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"It's really a blast," I wrote in my travel diary. That was high praise in 1966.
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Keypunch! by
50
(70 Stories)

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“Over-educated and under qualified”. That’s what the folks at SofTech said to me when I was desperate for a job in August of 1974. I had graduated the previous May from Brandeis University, magna cum lauda with a BA in Theatre Arts with honors and a Massachusetts teaching certificate in Secondary Speech and English. Married a…
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Too Busy to Remember by
10
(14 Stories)

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Everything will be okay. Learning from the young and sharing what we know.
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Running on Empty by
5
(9 Stories)

Prompted By Sports

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I had never been much of a runner.  In high school PE classes, when told to run laps around the baseball field I would hide behind the backboard until the last lap then re-join the group to cross the finish line trying to look tired so the coach wouldn’t catch on.  In boot camp we…
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Hair: a devastating dilemma by
25
(43 Stories)

Prompted By Hair

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Hair. Always been a big deal to me. I accomplished hormonal lift-off at 11 and immediately shifted into hyper hair-awareness mode. I simultaneously stumbled upon my first rebel role model — James Dean. I became fascinated with him, not for his work in film — Who knew what a method actor was? — but for…
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What I watched, what I didn’t… by
25
(43 Stories)

Prompted By What We Watched

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Television came to our house late in the form of a used 10-inch Motorola with a cabinet as big as the Ritz. Sunday night was family night. Except for dinner, we weren’t big on family rituals but Sunday night was an exception. I’d be called inside to watch “The Ed Sullivan Show” (with varied interest…
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Vi-improved by
50
(70 Stories)

Prompted By New Beginnings

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The  blog was called  “Today, I feel…” and began on Feburary 3, 2014. He sent us the link many months later, called and told us he had “gender dysphoria”. We didn’t know what that meant. Our blue-eyed second born, who had so many issues growing up, seemed to be doing pretty well. After years of…
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A Family Without Men by (1 Story)

Prompted By War & Remembrance

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The men were far away and couldn’t stop them.
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Kate by
50
(70 Stories)

Prompted By Pets

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In 1987, the neighbor’s cat roamed around and got knocked up. They gave us the last of the litter, a sweet little female. David was two at the time and had a few children’s books about kittens; in each the protagonist was named Kate so bestowed the name on her. I’d had a dog growing…
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One Toke Over the Line by
50
(70 Stories)

Prompted By Altered States

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I was a goodie-two-shoes, as straight as they come. I never tried drugs during high school, though I dated a “druggie” Junior year. He came over on my birthday, high as a kite and sang “Happy Birthday” while hopping on one foot. I was amused; my mother didn’t get it. He visited once when I…
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