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It was 1969 inOttawa, Canada. Both my parents were Jewish, but they
raised us Catholic. Yeah, but they weren’t very convincing -


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by uncle_art
Feb 14, 2011

Growing up, I always knew I wanted to attend college. Not having many family members who attended college and my mother’s words of wisdom was extra motivation to accomplish that goal. Around this exact time last year, I received my...


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by bdbasketball08
Feb 13, 2011

Some may say that 2 years old is too young for a first memory. That there is no way a child that young could accurately retain an event and many years later correctly recall it, but I would beg to differ. I can recall this day...


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by mmatteson
Feb 10, 2011

There have been many turning points in my life, but the most significant one was when I was eight years old.  I was the normal kid, my biological parents were still together and I had a younger brother.  My...


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by Emily Wheeland
Feb 10, 2011
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by Kebaker
Feb 07, 2011

When One Door Closes, another Opens




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by crowns19
Feb 05, 2011

My name is Sean Christopher Lewis my story "ISN'T IT SLO-MANTIC" was part of last we


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by lmbyers
Feb 05, 2011

One of the turning-point events in my life occurred when I started college.  I was very excited to start a new chapter in my life.  I was looking forward to meeting new people, my classes, and the freedom that comes with it. ...


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by mrosenbarger
Feb 04, 2011



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by hjmedler
Feb 04, 2011

            ‘How could this have happened?’ ‘What have I just done?’ ‘Please let this be a dream?’  Those were the thoughts that...


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by Tyler Severson
Feb 04, 2011


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by Rhonda Carr
Feb 03, 2011

Late one Friday night when I was 17, I got into a huge fight with my older brother who caught me and "my boyfriend-at -the-time" in a, shall we say,  a compromising position in the closet of my bedroom.  Needless to...


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by shotwagner
Feb 03, 2011


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by Africanloser
Jan 27, 2011

A year ago I boarded a bus on East 18th Street headed to downtown Oakland. I sat in the back of the bus, reading a book. A black woman in her early 40s, clad in a cowboy hat and boots, blue jeans and a brown leather jacket,...


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by judianne
Jan 25, 2011

The recent podcast, Snap Judgment #202: Abducted,  prompted me to write this essay about my experience of being adopted.
Adoption is perfectly legal, so why-or how-could it be compared to the experience of being abducted?