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War and Remembrance by
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Even though I received a formal invitation to participate in the Viet Nam war, I declined.
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Precious by
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Prompted By Rewatchable Movies

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In 2010 the Oscar for Best Picture went to The Hurt Locker,  but in my book the award should have gone to one I was glad to watch a second time –  the nominated film Precious.   The film,  based on the young adult novel Push,  starred the amazing Gabourey Sidibe as Precious the abused…
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The World’s Best Clam Chowder by
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Prompted By Recipes

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The world's best clam chowder
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Around the World in 80 Days by
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Prompted By Family Feud

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I seldom saw my parents feuding,  but there was one thorny issue they couldn’t agree on.  When my mother retired after years of teaching she wanted my father to retire as well so that like many of their retired friends they could travel freely. They had traveled a bit over the years – across country,…
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What I Learned from Tommy by
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Prompted By Parenthood

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They say until the age of forty we have the face God gave us and after forty we have the face we made ourselves.
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1776 by
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Prompted By Independence

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Don't miss the show-stopper, "Molasses to Rum to Slaves," about Northern complicity in the slave trade. Seriously.
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It All Started with the Test Pattern by
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Prompted By What We Watched

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Manys the time I woke up super early on Saturday morning and turned on the TV before the farm report even came on while mom and dad slept in. Cartoons were a lot trippier then and didn’t even seem particularly made for kids. There were Heckle and Jeckle and the really early Mighty Mouse and…
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Stop the ERA by
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Prompted By Women's Lib

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We asked just two questions. The first was whether they supported or opposed the ERA. The second ...
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Cars, Cars, Cars by
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Prompted By Going to Work

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As a native of the Motor City, everyone I knew drove to work.
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A Millennial View by
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This is an op-ed piece my daughter Molly wrote for her college newspaper back in 2016.
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