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#52snapshots 2022 | Week 38–Natural Resources in Your Region

This week requires a list of natural resources near where you’ve lived or in your region. I chose to write about the flora and fauna in my neighborhood, starting with the plants and trees on our property: pink rhododendrons that … Continue reading

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#52snapshots 2022 | Week 37–Where You Have Lived

This week requires a list of places we’ve lived and note the natural resources surrounding those places. I suppose I could have written about the Passaic River in Kearny, New Jersey or the Meadowlands when we still called them the … Continue reading

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#52snapshots 2022 | Week 36–Where You Come From

This week calls for writing about where you come from–city/town, region, neighborhood. This is something I know a lot about since I authored four books about my northern New Jersey hometown (Images of America: Kearny, New Jersey; Kearny’s Immigrant Heritage; … Continue reading

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#52snapshots 2022 | Week 35–The School Cafeteria

In elementary school (Roosevelt School), everyone skipped home for lunch, even if that meant scarfing down a tuna sandwich in fifteen minutes, seeing who won Jeopardy with emcee Art Downs, and climbing the hill back to school. The only exception … Continue reading

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#52snapshots 2022 | Week 34–Local Traditions

I admit I had a false start on this prompt. I originally read it as outdoor traditions, and well, my family rarely did anything outdoors. I re-read the prompt and realized it was about local traditions. Many of mine revolved … Continue reading

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#52snapshots 2022 | Week 33–Writing about a Photograph

This week’s prompt asks us to write about a photograph. I’ve done this many times before and recently adopted a new methodology that I use in my “Writing from and about Photographs” workshop (next one is September 14–see my website … Continue reading

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#52snapshots 2022 | Week 32–What You Wanted as a Kid But Didn’t Get

This week’s prompt asks us to write about the things we wanted as kids but didn’t get. My twin and I had our designated space in the “back-back” of the family station wagon. We loved to sit facing out and … Continue reading

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#52snapshots 2022 | Week 31–Lost & Found

This week prompts what we’ve lost and what we’ve found. I sort of ignored the first part and decided to focus on a time around 1967 when I saw my father start to drown in the pool of Boston’s Midtown … Continue reading

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#52snapshots 2022 | Week 30–Inheritance

This week’s prompt provides a few options for writing about inheritance: Write about something handed down–could be a physical object, a personality trait, or a hobby Write about what you did not inherit When you look in the mirror, what … Continue reading

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#52snapshots 2022 | Weeks 26 and 29–Fear (26) and A Single Comfort Food (29)

With this post I am all caught up on snapshots. Week 26’s prompt called for writing about what terrified you as a kid. My list included the basement and attic, an irrational fear that my parents would divorce, the genie … Continue reading

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