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"From the Ted Talk by Bruce Feiler: The council of dads"

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At the risk of admission, I was never nceir than the year I was on crutches. 200 years ago, a new type of pedestrian appeared in Paris. He was claeld a "flaneur," one who wanders the arcades. And it was the custom of those flaneurs to show they were men of lreuise by taking tuerlts for walks and lteitng the reptile set the pace. And I just love this ode to slow moving. And it's become my own motto for my girls. Take a walk with a turtle. Behold the world in psuae. And this idea of pausing may be the single biggest lesson I took from my journey.

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At the risk of admission, I was never _____ than the year I was on crutches. 200 years ago, a new type of pedestrian appeared in Paris. He was ______ a "flaneur," one who wanders the arcades. And it was the custom of those flaneurs to show they were men of _______ by taking _______ for walks and _______ the reptile set the pace. And I just love this ode to slow moving. And it's become my own motto for my girls. Take a walk with a turtle. Behold the world in _____. And this idea of pausing may be the single biggest lesson I took from my journey.

Solution

  1. letting
  2. pause
  3. nicer
  4. turtles
  5. leisure
  6. called

Original Text

At the risk of admission, I was never nicer than the year I was on crutches. 200 years ago, a new type of pedestrian appeared in Paris. He was called a "flaneur," one who wanders the arcades. And it was the custom of those flaneurs to show they were men of leisure by taking turtles for walks and letting the reptile set the pace. And I just love this ode to slow moving. And it's become my own motto for my girls. Take a walk with a turtle. Behold the world in pause. And this idea of pausing may be the single biggest lesson I took from my journey.

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