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by cmurene
Feb 23, 2014

 

PART I

"NO, kids, we're NOT getting a Cat: Daddy's allergic…."

At least, that's what I told them when we settled into our new house in 2006.

Truth is, I've always been a bit wary...

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by oddbygod
Feb 22, 2014

It's amazing how often my elderly hospice patients advise me to live without fear, love with everything I have, enjoy life while I'm still young, and do what makes me happy. They say this so often I've come to believe they are...

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by Linda Summersea
Feb 21, 2014

The events leading up to a night at a legendary (and now defunct) Mississippi juke joint.

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by PWNASAURAUSREX
Feb 21, 2014

It was a calm and beautiful summer's day. I was doing the regular summer thing to do in suburbia, which was avoiding anything to do with the outside, because numbing your brain with video games was a much easier prospect, when I was...

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by cjross
Feb 21, 2014

Rite of Passage

About 8 years ago I read Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink – it’s main thesis is that instant, blink of an eye, conclusions are valid.

So I finish Blink & the very next day I’m at a gallery opening in SF.  Suddenly...

Like wallpaper on a wall not all memories can be retired. 

This tale started in days long past - I was young and all was fresh. I had more of a future than a past.

Sarah was 26 to my 21.

I was travelling in Europe post 2...

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by tomhouston
Feb 20, 2014

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For my 60th birthday, I took by son and daughter and my daughter’s fiancé, Doug,  to Zambia Africa for a walking safari.  My son, daughter and I had all been out on trails before with the Wilderness Leadership...

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by timloudly
Feb 18, 2014

Distortion

Quiet? Nope, just pressurizing.

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by sparkice
Feb 16, 2014

I was 19 years old and working part time nights as a bus boy at Max's Kansas City which was a major gathering spot for musicians, poets, and artists like Robert Rauschenberg, John Chamberlain, Jasper Johns, William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg...

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by hassanwigginsyahjnhk
Feb 16, 2014

For free in this life is in fact permanent, and that probably the most of our human foundations and the greatest from...

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by gartnercarolyn
Feb 16, 2014

The story of my first patient when I was a hospice intern making home visits in Brooklyn. 

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by cardthea
Feb 14, 2014

In 2012 I met the love of my life, my husband Aden.  And last July I was faced with the ever difficult task of finding the PERFECT birthday gift for him while being depressingly broke.  He made me swear not to buy him anything, so...

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by calexander620@g...
Feb 12, 2014

As I layed looking up to the street lamp in the middle of a parking lot. Bleeding from my chest, from the gun shot feeling no pain..... I asked myself, "maybe I should stay still Until someone comes to help!" Then reality set in,...

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by Mark whiteley
Feb 12, 2014

Have you ever told a lie and regretted it?

About 10 years ago I wrote a comedy show about 2 burglars that I was going to take to the Edinburgh fringe festival, if you've never visited Edinburgh festival you'll be amazed...