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Here is our first writing prompt. Describe somebody you recently met who was interesting or unusual. Be descriptive. Use details to help us appreciate and picture what was special or memorable about this person.

For instance, yesterday we took a Washington taxi and were surprised to discover that the driver was 94. He told us he has been driving a cab since 1949. He previously had other jobs, including working in the window dressing business and in the Army mapping office. He also ran a tour business. "I feel good!" he said quite proudly of his health. But he became upset talking about politics -- not national politics, but the politics of the taxi industry in the nation's capital.

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