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by mattdough18
Mar 29, 2012

  The year was 1998, I was 24 Years old, and I was in my second year of teaching at a Preparatory School in Florida.  A grand tradition at the Middle School I taught at was that each grade take a trip to bringing harmony and unity to...

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by LeslieF80
Mar 22, 2012

I tend to look for meaning in things. I look for recurring patterns on fake marble flooring and printed fabric, I find a rhythm quickly, and I am often struck by how one person may smell like some unique combination of things. My husband smells...

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by grahamgremore
Mar 14, 2012

In third grade, my teacher, Mrs. Hibbish, assigned the class to write a brief essay answering the following question: If you could be any animal, what animal would you be? This was my response...

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by s100bus
Mar 06, 2012

 I was with a friend from the office and I was looking for a parking space. 

The outdoor mall was huge, acres of pavement and I saw a space.

A car was pulling out and that blocked my view.

I pulled in and the car...

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by GrampaSappy
Mar 01, 2012

John talks about meeting an octopus in the cold waters of the Puget Sound.

 

 

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by Shuckfinn
Feb 29, 2012

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by gzacchai
Feb 22, 2012

One man's decision to skip being hip is rooted in a very ungroovy trip

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by ateamfamily444@...
Feb 19, 2012

So, when I was 17 my friend DJ and I were walking home from school. We were walking down a street we went down every day when DJ saw a traffic cone just sitting there on the sidewalk. Being the rebellious, irresponsible young man he was he...

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by ateamfamily444@...
Feb 19, 2012

The worst night of my life. I was 19 years old. I had a great job working for an ambulance company while I went to EMT school. I lived at home with my mother in a suburb of Boston and if you didn't know me that well you...

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by brianjdykstra@g...
Feb 13, 2012

 

 

I was a young  boy in Grand Rapids, MI - living -

kenston, lived by the pond, "skipping turtles doesn't hurt them" he says, begging me to join him.

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by anutter
Jan 23, 2012

             I glared at my paddle, convinced that the intensity of my gaze could somehow force it through the water faster. My skinny nine-year-old arms sunk the right side into the...

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by anutter
Jan 23, 2012

             I glared at my paddle, convinced that the intensity of my gaze could somehow force it through the water faster. My skinny nine-year-old arms sunk the right side into the...

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by PaulaSophia
Jan 15, 2012

In October 2000 the Oklahoma City chapter of Exchange Clubs International declared me "Officer of the Year."

The United States Department of Justice gave me a Community Leadership award for helping the FBI investigate Asian...

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by grahamgremore
Jan 03, 2012

A tale about demystifying the word "gay" in the second grade and my desperate longing to be a homosexual as a young person. Lucky for me, it all worked out in the end.

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by gzacchai
Dec 28, 2011

Alot of bad-ness explodes into a simple decision to pay attention