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In third grade, my teacher, Mrs. Hibbish, assigned the class to write a brief essay answering the following question: If you could be any animal, what animal would you be? This was my response...

  The year was 1998, I was 24 Years old, and I was in my second year of teaching at a Preparatory School in Florida.  A grand tradition at the Middle School I taught at was that each grade take a trip to bringing harmony and unity to...

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,...

So, the story was told to me by my friend about her husband. It is the kind of true story you can't make up. I have attached an audio file of her short version of this peculiar tale on a snowy Seattle evening.

I really enjoy your...

Bubba got sour the movement at the Masters and he said "I just got into the trees, adage a crazy crack in my managing director, and instantly I'm wearing the Na‹ve Jacket". As a result of goodness for his power to visualize.

There's also...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

Soldier

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...

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...