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In a pinch: My experience with change

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My mom and dad sat me and my sister down at a table. Everyone knows what’s going to happen next; rarely, except in movies, do parents act this formally in front of their own children. I was 13 years old at the time, and my sister was 11. We feared the worst, and braced ourselves…

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Peace Out Girl Scout: Leaving the Troop After Twelve Plus Years

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Twelve years after I first learned the chant, my troop and I still stand in a circle facing each other, each holding up three fingers on our right hands, and recite the Girl Scout promise. People are often surprised when I tell them I’m in Girl Scouts. “Still?” they say, “I didn’t know you could…

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