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by rinstek
Jan 03, 2011

Trawler 

Rin Steketee

© Copyright 2001 by Rin Steketee

 

I am 39 years old. Female, white, married. I have a Ph.D., am successful at my job and live in a middle-class neighborhood in a coastal town in the Pacific Northwest. The only things missing to make it a perfect American life are a dog and...

 

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by Chrystine Julian
Dec 25, 2010

 It is easy for me to get caught up in what I do and take on a bit of arrogance. I am quite flexible and have never strained a muscle as I pat myself on the back. Fortunately the universe has a way of keeping me in check. One example is what...

 

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by Rue McKenrick
Dec 20, 2010

Hello,
 
Below  is a short explanation of what brought me to carry, on foot a five pound rock from Canada to Mexico
in 2007.  It is a story of beast of burden, romance in the stone, sacrifice, and yielding a great...

 

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by sparkice
Dec 17, 2010

There’s an old Yiddish expression.  A “Schlamiel” is the kind of moron who spills his hot borscht soup in someone’s lap.  A “Schlamazzle” is the fool who gets that hot borscht...

 

One night back in April (2010) I watched a documentary about the protestors from Westboro Baptist Church(those fundees who are obsessed with homosexuality). Well, I was struck by how decent a person that one of the church goers seemed to be(once...

 

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by Charles C. King
Dec 11, 2010

I would walkout on stage and take a picture of the audience with my camera.
Then tell the story about the Killer Cameras.
I have had several different cameras in this time period. Some film and some
digital and taken thousands...

 

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by dr. strangemom
Dec 05, 2010

The best Chanukah gift I ever got was when I was twenty three years old: I was sprung from prison.

 

I was on tour to promote my first record album.  It was an album of...

 

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by Blakeslee Stevens
Dec 04, 2010

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by mbunnell
Nov 30, 2010

     I feel blessed to have a job as an Obstetrician to helps usher in life, almost always a perfect baby. I learned from Michelle what a perfect baby means.   Michelle was an older mom, 40 in a time that it was unusual to be...

 

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by Amy Jentoft Hussar
Nov 25, 2010

Your life can change in an instant. Mine did.

I gave birth to my second son via Caesarian section in February 2007. He had been born nearly dead, and spent 3 weeks in the NICU due to an enlarged heart. My husband and I eventually brought...

 

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by High Fives Non-...
Nov 23, 2010

Have you ever jumped off of something and felt that inner desire to be able to fly? Whether it be dunking a Nerf basketball on your closet door basketball hoop or BASE-Jumping in another country we have all felt firsthand the joy of flight....

 

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by richielillard
Nov 23, 2010

 I am humbled by the experience, yet I cannot help but feel such excitement! I have auditioned for VH1 Dance cam Slam and I am dancing to Pink "Get this Party started". It really is a cute video and was a lot of fun to make....

 

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by jewellsimon
Nov 22, 2010

 Hands Against The Sea