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by cjross
Apr 30, 2015

In December 2007, five young men were arrested for breaking and entering at Camp Tolochee, our Boy Scout camp. Two of the young men were brothers who were Eagle Scouts. The older brother, Tom was a midshipman on Christmas leave from the US Naval...


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by sbarrettibarria
Apr 24, 2015

About a year ago, I'd hit a slump in my career, meaning, I didn't really have much of a career, or a job, or much of anything going on. I got depressed, became a giant ball of neuroses, stopped brushing my teeth regularly, and basically...


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by cjross
Apr 22, 2015

In 1972, I was ten years old. I was the March Hare in the Folger McKinsey Elementary School rendition of Alice in Wonderland. Originally, I was cast as the Mad Hatter, but the lines were too hard for me. So, I was recast as the March Hare. My mom...


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by Soheil
Apr 19, 2015

I’m a collector.

The best part of working at a café is sweeping the floor at the end of the day. The symphony of brushing the day’s DNA into the dustpan, then entrusting it to the 33-gallon, black, trash bag, echo off...


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by cjross
Apr 18, 2015

My Uncle Earl was a decorated Navy World War Two Veteran; he was a machinist mate second class. He earned the Pacific Theater Ribbon, the American Theater Ribbon, and the Victory Medal. He was a brick mason like my father. He looked like an older...


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by Nick
Apr 10, 2015



This is my story about how I landed my dream job in Alaska.


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by Eleanor Scott
Apr 06, 2015


 More Garlic Bread

(The characters in this story are "Jane" is me, Eleanor. "Bryan" is James Judd; and "Paolo" is Eric Alvarez. When I perform it, I would transpose it back into...


The Pressure

By Eleanor Scott elscott920@gmail.com

© June 2004

(James Judd can vouch for this story as I performed it as a part of his solo collective: “7 Sins”)...


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by cjross
Apr 05, 2015

My cousin Danny Boone was the stuff of legends. Danny was one of those guys who did everything you’re not supposed to do in life. Danny was five years older than me. He was my father’s younger sister’s boy. Danny was tall,...


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by cjross
Apr 04, 2015

In 2002, I accepted a promotion opportunity back east. My three year old son and I made the two thousand, nine hundred, and sixty-two mile drive from Reno, Nevada to Brunswick, Georgia for the move. My wife and younger son stayed behind so they...


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by StefanP1
Apr 04, 2015

Hi, my name is Stefan Petersen. I'm from a small town; Cambridge Ontario. In 2001 my father was working on the stock market making $300,000 annually. When I was 10  he quit his job and, my family decided to sell everything we had in a...


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by hmarie
Apr 02, 2015

My stories are given through feelings of what I tell. Through the video link, I share them.


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by cjross
Apr 02, 2015

My older sister Lynne told me a strange story about an older male cousin that I never knew existed. Ours was a matriarchal family, so male cousins were a big deal to me and missing ones just made the mystery more intriguing.

My sister said...


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by jdhobbes
Apr 01, 2015

I was invited to take part in Matt Goldberg's Confabulation in Montreal, which is a storytelling event where the stories must be true. This month's Confabulation theme was Science.

As  soon as I heard the theme, I had the...


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by cjross
Mar 25, 2015

My co-instructor and I were teaching a Leave No Trace Master educator course on the Edisto River in South Carolina. The forty hour train the trainer course in outdoor ethics for the Boy Scouts was held over two weekends. The mixture of middle-...