The Garden (1 Story)

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Japanese gardenCome late summer, many of us spend more time in the garden. Think back ... Did your family have a garden when you were growing up? Flowers, vegetables, or both? Do you have a garden now? Have you grown your own food? How do you cope with critters and weeds? Do you visit public gardens or parks? How do you feel in the garden? Share your garden stories forward.
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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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