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My life is one of many stories there is the one about my mom killing a two year old baby of the wealthy couple she was a nanny for and whatever unfortunate reason she made the unholy decision to lay the blame of that despicable crime on me,...

 

I had been resistant to getting a new dog. We couldn’t afford one; we couldn’t afford the time to train a pup, the sleep deprivation, the continual puppy proofing the areas he would reside in, the contingent poop and pee cleanup. We...

 

The fine line between plastic food and prison is clarified by the attention to dreaming.

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Gabriel Zacchai is a recording musician/ performer, husband, father, locksmith, doomer, ex-carpenter and facilities specialist who...

 

When I was 10 my mother became a celebrity

the newspaper headlines read: local teacher caught drinking and driving

passed out in the middle of an intersection

a can of beer still clutched in your hand

my infant brother...

 

Rain began to fall as I watched the bus which had just abandoned me disappear down

the road. It seemed to be just one more fiasco in a week filled with misadventure.

 

I had spent that summer in 1967 working at two jobs...

 

Soldier

 

 I can’t claim that my parents didn’t love me. I’m not one of those lucky kids who get to use that as an excuse to justify their shoplifting and array of tattoos. My parents loved me they just didn’t watch me very...

 

She closed the book, placed it on the table, and finally, decided to walk through the door. I was told her name was Melanie and she would be finishing my intake. “Your nose is a little crooked,” she said with motherly concern. “I got into a fight...

 

I sit in a parking lot with a student and watch a woman drive circles around our parked car. She loops repeatedly in a big black truck, flashing a peace sign and shouting “You can do it Matt, you can do it!!” She's pumping her son up...

 

I just want you to know, if you’re out there and if you hear this, I’m glad you’re alive and I’ve been thinking of you.

I’ve never liked sand, or the beach. That feeling of the roughness. Or you know, after...

 

my name is Ray Certified, i am a 50 year old husband and father of 4 from Hawthorne Ca. My Family and i are Jehovah Witnesses. There is my Wife of 30 yrs, Lonna, my oldest Caprice 22, my Nu who is 19, my first born son K-von 15 and my youngest C...

 

Like many, I can safely say that my college years were some of the best years of my life. There were friends, obscure liberal arts classes, house shows, bars, cheap beer cans, marijuana, lectures on saving the environment and various sexual...

 

 

Back in my first quarter of my first year of college, I took a Philosophy class. The graduate student teaching the class used to yell at us, "You can't. plan. fun!" and I'd scribble down those words in...

 

I had known Crystal since we were kids. It started out as her being my classmate's kid sister to the beautiful young girl living with a friend. We hadn't seen each other in a long time when I walked into the school to pick...