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. …

I’m sorry, I’ve lost track.

Short skirt, boucle top, stomach bared, ‘60s eye liner, or ’90s eyeliner, or yesterday’s eyeliner? I don’t know. Photo by Joshua Rondeau on Unsplash

If my casual observations are correct, here’s where we are:

-People are dressing like its the 1990s

-Except the people who are dressing like the early 2000s

-And actual people in the 1990s were emulating some things from the 1960s

-Although some of that inspiration was also sort of 1970s…

When They Tell You the Accused Weren’t Really Witches

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Tour Guide: Welcome to Salem and thank you for joining me on the “Real History of America’s Witch City” Walking Tour! I’m so glad to see so many of you interested in the true history of Salem! I’ve spent years researching this city and its important role in early American…

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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