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Laurie Mann
Attended University of Pittsburgh
Lives in Pittsburgh, PA
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An Essay By My Mother, 1962: A Young Mother's Story
[[My mother, Ruth Shonyo Trask, was a free-lance writer who later spent over 20 years working for the WPI Journal as a writer and an editor. She wrote this in 1962 when she was in her early 30s. While my father recently unearthed this essay after many dec...
[[My mother, Ruth Shonyo Trask, was a free-lance writer who later spent over 20 years working for the WPI Journal as a writer and an editor. She wrote this in 1962 when she was in her early 30s. While my father recently unearthed this essay after many decades of being MIA, the last page has not ...
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Why I Love the Always Hungry Diet: Obese, Post-Menopausal Woman on the Journey to Being "High Normal"
I've been a fat person for nearly 50 years, an obese person for nearly 33 of those years, and a morbidly obese person for about 3 of those years. With bad cholesterol, high blood pressure and the like, I've known I needed to be a thinner person for a long t...
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Quick Lower Calorie Smore Desserts are often a sore point if you're trying to cut back on junk food. But sometimes you want more than fruit. Certainly eating a little 85% chocolate (thanks, Dr. Ludwig for the Always Hungry? diet !) helps to cut back on jun...
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This Tortoise Could Save a Life - Alan Rickman did a voiceover to raise money for refugees
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Spoilers * <i>Star Wars, The Force Awakens</i> Comments and Spoilers

Stop reading now if you don't want to see spoilers about <i>Star Wars:  The Force Awakens</i>


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"This Is John Lennon's 75th Birthday" and Other Language Mangles Around Death (a plea from Dead People Server)
I have always hated when people write things like: Today is John Lennon's 75th birthday No, no, a thousand times NO! When people die, they stop aging. That's part of the point of death. John Lennon will never be older than 40. John Kennedy will never by ...
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I've obviously been a fat person for a long time, but I've never liked to discuss the specifics. Well, here I do.
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30 Years After the Challenger Disaster
Just about half a lifetime ago, I was working for Stratus Computer in Hudson Massachusetts. During group meetings, we sometimes saw the famous wheelchair Boston marathoners Dick and Rick Hoyt train around the nearby reservoir. I had to run an errand at lunc...
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My Best Movies of 2015
I had a feeling when I first saw it when it first came out that my favorite movie would be Spotlight , and it is. Exceptionally intelligently written, one of the best ensemble casts ever, and it brilliantly portrayed how difficult dealing with child abuse ...
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Web development
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  • Web development, present
  • ANSYS
  • Stratus
  • University of Pittsburgh
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Pittsburgh, PA
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West Boylston, MA - Northboro, MA - Chillicothe, OH
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Born in Vermont, raised in Massachusetts, after high school in 1975 moved to Pittsburgh for college.  Met many people but, in particular Jim Mann and we got married in 1977.  Had a daughter in Ohio in 1980, moved back to Massachusetts in 1982.  Worked for Stratus Computer from 1983-1993 and moved back to Pittsburgh.  Various jobs including a three year stint at Ansys.  Returned to the University of Pittsburgh to finish my degree in 2000.  Since then, odd jobs, volunteer work, self-employment and unemployment in various degrees.
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Been a division director at several World Science Fiction Conventions, been creating Websites since 1994, curator of Dead People Server since 1997, enjoy doing movie extra work.
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  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • West Boylston Jr-Sr High
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Laurie Dickinson Trask Mann
We got an excellent suggestion from the manager for wine, the steaks and sides were perfect & Alexa's Brownie was about the most decadent dessert we'd ever had. Yes, it was a very expensive dinner, but it was fabulous.
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