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Music-based memoir:

It’s after-lunch recess, 1972, fourth grade, the year we all got yoyos. You could bring your yoyo to school but not take out during class, and even at recess you could only use it on a designated section of the … Continue reading

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A Trip I Took

The first time I ever went to Williamsburg, VA was at the age of 20. It was a band trip with the Union City Elks Fife and Drum Corp. that I belonged to. It was a competition and muster with … Continue reading

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Lesson One – remembering the scenario around listening to a piece of music

Saturday morning, Phoebe Snow’s Poetry Man playing on a turntable as I sing along and clean the NYC apartment I still dream about almost 50 years later. A rent subsidised tenement in the upper east side, so old the wooden … Continue reading

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Half Sheets (part 2)

For Lesson 2: Moving from Chicago, IL to Alexandria, VA -segregation in 2003 -Did the Civil War end? -Race, theology, immigration, integration -If you are a member of a minority, you must work in a kitchen or a hotel. Perceptions … Continue reading

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The weekend was I can remember

The weekend was very eventful for me, That weekend like I am going to short courses  in Sydney and I got up early in the morning, Life will never be the same. I used to wake up bit late and … Continue reading

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City to Farm Girl

All of my early memories were of living in a town or city. My mother drove us for visits to her sister’s farm in Cartwright, Manitoba, Canada…just across the line from Devils Lake, Noth Dakota where we lived. The road … Continue reading

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Who Am I?

My mother chose to raise me after I was born to another. I am not sure it was the right choice for her as she was raised in a family of anger, distance and a myriad of dysfunctional behaviors. I … Continue reading

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Lesson 1:

The assignment was to listen to a song that brings back memories, then to write for 10 minutes about that/those memories. I chose to write about a time just before I became a Christian and lived a pretty unsavory lifestyle … Continue reading

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Silk Pants

Whether you’re shopping for fun or you have a specific event in mind that you need to dress for, Walmart’s Women’s clothing section has just what you need. With a generous selection of wardrobe staples and fun accent pieces to … Continue reading

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LESSON 3, EXERCISE 1:Come up with at least 5 details about your childhood bedroom

LESSON 3 EXERCISE 1: Come up with at least 5 details about your childhood bedroom. My bed was in the middle, the head of the bed against the wall. If i was lying in bed, Jonathan’s crib was on my … Continue reading

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