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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?
Now,...

 

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

 

Inside Cry

This is not what I want I desire to grow.
Slides of depression, still my love I’ll bestow.

Feelings of insecurity, uncertainty, come as no shock.
Not running into our love, but slowly we’d walk....

 

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...

 

 
The Groundhog & BBgun

 

I lied to a rabbi; a burden I’ve hidden for over 20 years. As a starving graduate student, the Temple hired me to teach religious school. For a part-time job, it paid extremely well. But the problem with religious school is; no one wants to...

 

 The story I am about to relate has no basis in truth. It is an entirely made up tale. No one in this saga lives on earth. I am quite literally pulling this story out of my ass. Any similarity to people living or dead is purely coincidental...

 

This is my dad's story.  He is an eighty-eight-year-old  veteran of World War II.  Specifically he was a navy frogman on  UDT 11(underwater demolition team 11 -- the original Navy Seals).  Their job was to swim into the...

 

 Becky Wahlstrom - Write Club

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    The receptionist at the architectural firm on Page Street with the three story glass windows and doors told me the Fed Ex package would be ready in 10 minutes.  I sighed,

     "Is it East Coast?...

 

Hello,

My name is Don Hansen and I have a story that I think fits right in with the theme of your show.  Thank you in advance for reading.

I was living in Kingman AZ. in 1994.  Had a job I hated and a girl friend that......