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8-Minute Memoir

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    Day 83: Humpty Dumpty

    Day 83: Humpty Dumpty. Write about nursery rhymes and lullabies. Write about ring around the rosies and row row row your boat. Write about the ones you knew, the ones you always forgot and…

    February 24, 2017
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    Day 82: Your song

    Day 82: Your song. The one you’re passionate about. The one you sing in the shower. The one that could make you famous if someone heard you in the car. Maybe there’s more than…

    February 22, 2017
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    Day 81: being game

    Day 81: being game. Write about someone you know who was born game. Someone who is up for anything at anytime. Climbing a mountain. Going midnight disco skating. Traveling to Africa. Eating crickets. Reading…

    February 17, 2017
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    Day 80: Dream Travel

    Day 80: Dream Travel. Write about where you’d love to go. Pick somewhere you’ve never been and write about why you want to go there. Or pick somewhere you go every year and write…

    February 15, 2017
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    Day 79: Valentines

    Day 79: Valentines. Write a valentine. Pick someone and give them concrete examples of why you love them: stories, memories, funny things. Sad things. Happy things. Avoid abstract. Do it for 8 minutes without…

    February 13, 2017
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    Day 78: things you buy

    Day 78: things you buy. Write about things you must always have on hand. Wool socks. Chili paste. Dr. Pepper. Adams Peanut Butter. Peppermint tea. Long sweaters. A new novel. Soft scrub. Burts Bees…

    February 10, 2017
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    Day 75: cookies

    Day 75: cookies. Write about cookies. The first time you made them on your own. The one time you burned them. The time you tried to make a quadruple batch. The time a crush…

    February 3, 2017
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    Day 74: Addiction

    Day 74: Addiction. Almost a year ago my niece Kristi died of a heroin overdose. Her sister, my niece Holly, is putting on a 5k to raise money for others to go to rehab.…

    February 1, 2017