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The beauty, the splendor, the wonder of my hair by
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Prompted By Hair

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The musical Hair opened on Broadway in April 1968, and I saw it some time that spring with my friend Amy, who lived in Manhattan. Amy had been my roommate the previous summer at a program for high school students at Syracuse University. It was Amy who first introduced me to marijuana, so it was…
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The Baths at Esalen by
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Prompted By Nudity

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No one is self-conscious about the nudity, and from our attitude and bearing you would think we were all decked out in our Sunday best, headed for church.
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Loss by (4 Stories)

Prompted By Those We Miss

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i think this is the space I need to write my story.  Please bear with me through it, dear reader.  It is painful for me to write, but write it I must.  For some odd reason, a personal journal does not fill my needs. I have never been good at journaling.  It feels too much…
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No More Vietnams by
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Prompted By War & Remembrance

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My 10th grade Geometry teacher was William Sturley. He had just graduated from college and received a one-year deferment to teach us. He had gone through school on an ROTC scholarship and was due to ship out to Vietnam as soon as this teaching year was over. He was small and sturdy with glasses, an…
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Cash, Crash, Kharmash! by
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Prompted By Best Advice: Money

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Stop, drop and roll is what the tell you when you're in a fire, but what's the right thing to do when you're under fire by a long time friend who knows just a bit more about money than you...and isn't afraid to tell you! This happened today.
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Ruth Paige Dance Studio by
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Prompted By Lessons

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I always loved to dance, but was a sickly kid, so my mother withdrew me from dance lessons. I came back as an adult beginner to ballet class in my early 20s. Though never great, I truly enjoyed it. I have a wonderful sense of rhythm, can dance modern and “pop” very well, but enjoyed…
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My Father’s Advice, In Brief by
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Prompted By Father's Day

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My father was a brilliant and pretty complicated guy, and I could go on at length about him.  Although a doctor, he was at least as much a writer (starting with journals he kept when he was in China during WW II) and did not suffer from a lack of opinions, or a desire to share…
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Le Monstre de la Mer by
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Prompted By The Twilight Zone

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“When will we ever get another chance to see a sea monster?” Patti urged, sealing the deal.
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Three Proms, One Dress by (2 Stories)

Prompted By Prom

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I lost my prom photos years ago, but I still have the shoes.
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Tidal Wave by
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Prompted By Women's Lib

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exploring chauvinism felt like tumbling through surf
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