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Speling Is Hard For Me by
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(21 Stories)

Prompted By Spelling

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My struggles with spelling. Included are my early problems and a reflection on the possible reasons for my poor spelling.
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Kennedy Inauguration Plagiarism? by
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Prompted By Inaugurations

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I’ve enjoyed all of your stories about inaugurations, especially those about JFK’s in 1961. But do you know wherefrom he got his most famous quote? Soon after that fabulous speech, the word started going around in alumni circles of The Choate School that they had heard words like that before. As a fellow alumnus (am…
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Richard to the Rescue by
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(30 Stories)

Prompted By Fads and Trends

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I made mental notes and subtle comparisons and contrasts between the Beatles, the Dave Clark 5, the Kinks, the Moody Blues, the Searchers, the Zombies. I
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Morning Glory Farm by
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Prompted By Shopping Local

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Off of West Tisbury Road, in Katama, the beachy section of Edgartown, just a few minutes away from my home on Martha’s Vineyard, is this glorious farm stand; Morning Glory Farm. They have their own fields and sell their own produce throughout the season, open from just before Memorial Day until the day before Thanksgiving,…
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Saturday in the Park by
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Prompted By The Garden

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I am always delighted to enjoy any garden, as long as someone else does the work to maintain it.
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It’s a Book by
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(84 Stories)

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“You understand, we can’t mention this again,” I told him. I felt like a criminal conspirator.
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Doctor My Eyes by
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(220 Stories)

Prompted By Rites of Passage

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"You have cataracts, and you should have surgery as soon as possible." I was stunned. Only old people have cataracts, I thought.
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Saying Farewell to a Special Guy by
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Prompted By Final Farewell

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My father Arthur was a very special guy.   He was widely knowledgable yet possessed an endearing naiveté;  a scientist by profession,  he was an artist and musician by avocation;  annoyingly stubborn at times yet always generous of spirit;  a profound thinker and also mischievous;  a punster and a teller of corny jokes,   my…
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Who’s Norton? by
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(22 Stories)

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I walked into my 90 year old mom’s house years ago and heard her crying. I dropped my purse and the bag of glazed donuts I’d brought her and rushed into the den fearing I’d find her on the floor with a broken hip. But no. She was sitting in front of her computer screen,…
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Talkin’ ’bout my generation by
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Prompted By Generation Gap

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The Who, in their song My Generation, famously said “Hope I die before I get old.” One of their members did, drummer Keith Moon, who died at age 32 in 1978. The rest of them later said that line was not to be taken literally. In the abstract I did believe the admonition not to…
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