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Disasters (7 Stories)

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Some are natural, like hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, or wildfires. Some are human, like illness, divorce, accidents, bankruptcy, or 9/11. Others might just seem like disasters, like a breakup or a bad haircut. On this anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, think back ... to a disaster that shaped your life. How did it change you? Did it have a silver lining? Share your disaster stories forward.
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Fame

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Mickey Mouse on Walk of FameIn the future, Andy Warhol (famously) predicted, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes. Think back ... Have you spent time in the limelight? Been on TV or in the news? If you've been famous, what was it like? If not, would you like to be? What's your claim to fame? Have you had brushes with fame or the famous? Are today's celebrities "famous for being famous?" Share your fame stories forward.
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My First Paycheck (5 Stories)

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This Labor Day, think back ... to your earliest work experiences. A paper route? Babysitting? Landscaping or construction? Wait staff or fast food? Teacher's aide or candy striper? What was it like? How did it feel when you actually got paid (if you did)? What did you learn? Share your early work stories forward.
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Middle School

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Spangdahlem AFB Middle SchoolThe recent movie "Eighth Grade" got us thinking about middle school, that awkward, difficult, in-between time when you're not quite a child yet not quite an adolescent. Or was it? Think back ... What was it like? Who were your friends? What were your interests? Were you still close to your parents? How did it change you? How was it different for your kids? Share your middle school stories forward.
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