Who sat next to me in first grade?

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6:30 pm: Stop eating.

8:30 pm: Stop drinking liquid.

9:00 pm: Stop speaking.

9:30 pm: Take one Tylenol PM. Close laptop. Lie in front of TV. Watch benign, situational comedy program with no violence, no sadness, no sudden noises. Just nice predictable plot lines, with nothing too cringe-inducing or dramatic…

The store manager led their young protege through her first foray at ringing up items, 12 or less, please.

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The sign said 12 items or less, and the line seemed a logical place to queue for quick passage. Ah, how naive we were.

You fell in behind me, holding only graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate bars. Our time in proximity should have been short, simple even. …

Cardiac Athletes

With the support of strangers who became friends

Luc Potvin (left) and Shawn Conway meeting in Boston, 2018

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of stories highlighting just a few members of the global network, Cardiac Athletes. (© Cardiac Athletes 2020 |All Right Reserved) Three runners/cyclists are included in this article. Their stories contain some descriptions of their cardiac event. …

You Won’t Start and Your Mother Won’t Stop

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January 15th- Hello New Subscriber! We here at Fitness Fast and Fun noticed you haven’t checked into the free online workouts we’ve sent. We strive to keep our new subscribers engaged, motivated, and moving, so we can only guess we’ve missed the mark. Let us know how we can improve…

You must still supervise recess, even though our kiddos are home.

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Hello valued educators of Warren G. Harding Elementary,

Thank you for your continued commitment to our students! I know it has been difficult to teach virtually again this week. We finally achieved full mask compliance among our student scholars, and then some little masked critters surprised us!

Pest control is…

Stacey Curran

Teacher, runner, former journalist; few N.E. Press Assoc. Awards, few Boston Globe essays, few anthologies, few comedy sites, few poems, so many grocery lists.

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