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by cjross
Feb 20, 2015

One Sunday our church had a guest minister from Savannah. The man was a young firebrand full of energy. The minister was fit, articulate, and ready to preach. I immediately liked his energetic demeanor and enthusiasm for the spoken word. He had...

 

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by cjross
Feb 14, 2015

Sergeant Stiffy was my new supervisor when I transferred into the precinct. It was my first day of work and I was carrying my uniforms and gear into the police station. I walked in and saw a tall grey haired lieutenant and a younger sergeant...

 

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by jarky96
Feb 13, 2015

I was under the water for...ever. That's what it felt like. Falling into the Snake River was no big deal -- every year my family runs the white water rapids in Jackson Hole, WY and I'd been in the river countless times before this...

 

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by edenders0n
Feb 09, 2015

Our TMG volunteer mentors aim to make the settling-in and adjusting process a bit easier for newcomers to motherhood or Tokyo (or both!) by sharing their local knowledge and experience of everyday life in Tokyo as a mother.  Our mentor...

 

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by Matt McGaughey
Feb 08, 2015

The Casualty: by Matt McGaughey ©2015

 

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I am the first American to have ever had her rape case heard in a Moroccan court and to have gained a conviction. I work to bring about justice for Gender-based violence (GBV) on the global stage and empowerment for victims...

 

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by graceesty
Feb 03, 2015

I met Jamison at open mic night at a cafe, he was reading his poetry and I was there to see a friend perform. When he asked me my name and I told him "Grace" he seemed startled. He told me about a year ealier he'd written a poem about the woman...

 

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by Rotary
Feb 03, 2015

The world looks very different when you’re looking at your bathroom’s tiled floor in the early morning hours.

You become hyper-aware. The orange light against the blue shower curtain is overwhelming. You can smell the toilet...

 

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by Snapper Judgment
Feb 02, 2015

Chapter 83

 

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by Snapper Judgment
Jan 29, 2015

Chapter 79

 

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by cjross
Jan 25, 2015

One day my son asked me how I got the c-shaped scar on the palm of my right hand. The question made me smile as I answered my son.  I said, “I didn't get that scar, I earned it when I was twelve years old working construction with...

 

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by tomcerb
Jan 25, 2015

“Baseball”

By Tom C. Erb

In 1960, at the age of 6, I went to the World Series. The Pittsburgh Pirates won the World Series that year against the New York Yankees, led by Bill Mazeroski who became the first player to hit...

 

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by tomcerb
Jan 25, 2015

“In My Life”

by Tom C. Erb

I was 10 years old the day that the Beatles were on the Ed Sullivan Show
- Sunday February 9, 1964. This was the first televised live performance of
The Beatles in United States....

 

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by marklamb
Jan 25, 2015

"A Boy and His Dolly" is about  how as a young gay boy growing up in rural Kentucky Dolly Parton became my spiritual guide. 

This story began as an evening length show with live music that I produced in NYC and was...

 

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by JSLong214
Jan 15, 2015

Why should I take the time to again retell a story to a faceless audience that can not comprehend the depth of it.  A story that should never have happened. A Story that I cried out with tears and shouts and pain (oh, the unbelievable...