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Truth Or Lie?

By Marlene B. Samuels “Mom, what happened to your breast?” the girl asked periodically when she was a child. She became ever more persistent as she was maturing and gaining a natural awareness of her own female attributes. “The S.S. … Continue reading

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A Girl Scout Troop’s Adventures Abroad in 1949: Part 3 of 3

Come along as Barb Gilbertson experiences the “branching point” of a lifetime. To read Part 1, click here. To read Part 2, click here. By Barb Gilbertson Ten days on board a ship!  What a beginning to our three-and-one-half-month adventure. … Continue reading

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A Girl Scout Troop’s Adventures Abroad in 1949: Part 2 of 3

Come along as Barb Gilbertson experiences the “branching point” of a lifetime. To read Part 1, click here. By Barbara Gilbertson “You know, Bill…she will never be the same” …my mother said to my father as they assembled with hundreds … Continue reading

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The Numbers

This post resumes a now-occasional series on our experiences under COVID-19, inspired by the realization that “we are all field collectors” in the effort to someday tell the story of what happened in 2020. I welcome your submissions: find guidelines for guest writers here.   By … Continue reading

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If you’ve been following this blog for awhile, you’ve met my mother

Mother-daughter relationships. A topic so rich whole blogs–hell, whole social media channels–could be devoted to it. I have very occasionally posted about my mother here. Today I write with the news that on Halloween and a Blue Moon, October 31, … Continue reading

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Double Date

By “WandrNWayne” Hammerstrom In my Junior year of high school I was finally licensed to drive my parents’ car and that meant dating my girlfriend was no longer bound by Racine’s city limits. Dating for me, age 16, was more … Continue reading

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The Malicious Mask Mandate

This post resumes a now-occasional series on our experiences under COVID-19, inspired by the realization that “we are all field collectors” in the effort to someday tell the story of what happened in 2020. I welcome your submissions: find guidelines for guest writers here. Wisconsin Governor … Continue reading

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Fran

By Katie Ravich My family lived in Waldwick, New Jersey from when I was about two years old until I was nine.  Waldwick was easy commuting distance to NYC.  Both my parents worked in NYC in educational publishing at the time. When my … Continue reading

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The Ghost Office

This post concludes a series on our experiences under COVID-19, inspired by the realization that “we are all field collectors” in the effort to someday tell the story of what happened in 2020. Let’s turn our thoughts to something lighter. I welcome … Continue reading

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Happy International Women’s Day!

Eight years ago I blogged here about my personal connection to International Women’s Day. What started as a Socialist political event has evolved into a celebration for women’s economic, political, and social achievements–in Europe, anyway. USA–not so much. Let’s change that! … Continue reading

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