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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.



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

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


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...


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by JailineM7
Feb 10, 2014

November 25, 2002- The one of the worst nightmares happened to two wonderful parents. Their little girl was hospitilized, in Mexico City, in the hospital named Hospital General Siglo 21. The little girl was just 4 years old when this happened....


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by KimballAllen
Feb 10, 2014

DAY 1: It is Monday, 6:45 PM, my phone begins to blow up with the all too familiar text message sounds. I love my phone. It’s actually more like an addiction. It’s a daily struggle that I manage one day at a time. I...