Suprise Me

Wow! I really loved your show… by
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Prompted By How We Met

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The princess lost her startled expression, nodded, and looked deeper. I could see her think, Is this guy for real? How does he know about German expressionism? He’s a musician, for chrissake!
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A Christmas (Eve) Story by (3 Stories)

Prompted By That Night

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As much as my family loved Christmas, we loved Christmas Eve more.
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Carol by
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Prompted By Roommates

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There was no Facebook or Instagram in 1970. I sent a postcard to Brandeis with my preferences: neat, non-smoker. Over the summer I received one back: Carol from Brooklyn. She received a similar one with my name and address. I later learned that she thought I would arrive in over-alls (the East Coast kids called…
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Where Have All the Hitchhikers Gone? by
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Prompted By Hitchhiking

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By Walter Nicklin Are they hiding, like stars no longer visible in the light-polluted sky? Or are they simply no longer here, gone forever, like the passenger pigeon or Good Lord Bird? What I hope to spot is another elusive species, rare and endangered, maybe even extinct. I feel like a frustrated sky-watcher or avid…
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My Dorothy Hamill Hair by
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Prompted By Hair

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Dorothy Hamill had the best hair in the 1976 Winter Olympic Games. Maybe of all time. It was shiny, it was silky, it fanned out during her “Hamill-Camel” signature move, it bounced back into place, all pert and sassy. Confident. Strong. And, though it was not yet a common word, that hair was just flat-out…
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Truffle by
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Prompted By Pets

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They were all cute, a mix of golden retriever and German shepherd, but she was the cutest, a fluffy round ball of fur.
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My Aunt Ruth by
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Prompted By Aunts & Uncles

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 Aunt Ruth used to chide me when I complained about being exhausted after chasing my young children around. “In my day,” she said, “we’d put the kids to bed—and then figure out how to save the world!” Saving the world meant throwing herself into the fray: she’d hoist a sign, march and demonstrate in the…
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Virtually Yours by
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Why am I still on Facebook? by
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"send cash" … or "send ash"
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Baby Love by
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Prompted By Parenthood

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Back in those days, young couples didn’t get dogs first so they could practice their future parenting skills. So my baby son was my proverbial first pancake.
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