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i am a psychotherapist and having wriiten 26 accounts from my personal and some professional 

recollections of deaths of people i have known. i am 71 years of age and work two days a week.

If one of the recollections has...

   "You cradle robber!" he said to my father. We were in Tulum, Mexico on a random vacation in the middle of my hair pulling, snot bubble, tear causing process of applying to college. Why? Don't you need to spend any...

It was the forth grade. I was bigger than most of the kids in my class, and I enjoyed it!  I could enforce my will, and I often did. If an arguement over a call at first base lasted too long, I would settle it myself, usually by...

This is a story that was produced by Texas Folklife.  It's a story about my Vietnamese mother and I living in Austin, TX.  She helped create a Vietnamese community by renting apartments to large families.  This drastically...

The attached audio file is from the Stoop Storytelling Series, Baltimore, MD from June, 2012. TRT approx 6 min.

A long road trip along the Mississippi reveals a woman's peculiar obsession.  Owning up to the obsession...

My dad and I have come a long way.
I was not always so receptive to be around him until I was able to drive and I wanted to be closer to him and his side of my family.

Want to know why I'm a teacher?

Because my whole week, sometimes whole MONTH is made by just ONE child FINALLY bringing in his homework.

Because I go into purchase overload when I walk...

I hope nobody takes this as another one of those awful SPAM posts. I just wanted to share a link to this small but budding Story SLAM website, featuring stories told live by local (Ann Arbor, MI) entrepreneurs. Other story lovers like me might...

Velocity 

 

The m16 is an air-cooled, gas-operated, magazine-fed, shoulder fired rifle. It was first fielded in 1962. At 8.8 ponds the M16 is light enough to be carried in any engagement. It has twenty-seven...

When I moved to portland in 2003 I had uprooted myself to avoid getting trapped in Florida,where I grew up.  I figured I could work paycheck to paycheck and make art on the side just about anywhere, so why not find a place that rang true?

My mother and fathergrew up in the 1970's in Mt. Vernon ,New York. I always heard stories of how great things were, you know the typical "Back in the day" mess.High school sweethearts they were and they wanted nothing more than to be...

I never knew I was a car slut until I saw the Porsche Boxster waiting for carpool passengers at the North Berkeley BART station.

Am audio story about my great-grandmother Sofia who passed away at 105 y.o. and about myself; a story about living between two worlds.

I wrote this poem as a new immigrant in the U.S. At the time I was working 80-100 hrs/week in...

I was living in Odessa, TX, my hometown, at the time. I had been going through some rough times and had stayed early into the morning talking things out with a friend at his apartment. When I left, I stopped by a gas station to pick up some oil...

What happens when a claustraphobic college student and his friend decide to explore a mysterious underground tunnel in the middle of winter in Fairbanks, Alaska?  Short answer: lots of screaming and a visit from the police.  This short...