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by lmcshane
Apr 17, 2011

Awhile back, a slightly off-center, pot-smoking intellectual named Norm Roulet introduced Drupal, open source networking and the concept of accountability in local government to Northeast Ohio.

That experiment is REALNEO at...

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by juliannoisecat
Apr 14, 2011

            When I was a boy, I would often be caught daydreaming, mostly about my father. My behavior was not unique. Many boys, particularly those who grow up without their dads, spend time...

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by graham314
Apr 09, 2011

On the first day of junior high school, I decided to make a statement to the other students, a declaration of principles about who I was and what I stood for. That's why I wore a Superman T-shirt.  I didn't realize that something...

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by Maggid
Apr 09, 2011

I was 25 and I needed a good lawyer for the first time in my life.  I called my mother for advice.  She was in law school at the time, but she did what I expected her to do.  As she barely contained her mirth, she ticked...

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by storyteller44
Apr 08, 2011

Myself and two associates, Bob and Debbie, made a trip to Chicago from Ohio to make a presentation to one of our major accounts. The presentation went well and was completed in a timely manner. Bob suggested that we leave right away to airport to...

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by balefulregards
Apr 06, 2011

 And now, at the start of spring, I give you a summer story.

 

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by Facts for Life
Apr 01, 2011

  This is a true story.

It happened two days after my father died while I sat next to him on his Hopsice bed, doing nothing in a situation where my training was screaming for me to do something....

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by balefulregards
Mar 21, 2011

 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...

The news that Hosni Mubarak resigns his post was greeted with jubilation from thousands of people across Egypt. Mubarak left Cairo for the family home in Sharm el-Sheikh, which is located on the Red Sea in the Sinai Peninsula. Vice President Omar...

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by kaylapoopie
Mar 16, 2011

I want to make your arms mine again.
With your arms around me,
you kept me warm and I am finally
home.

She was homeless and wanted your arms
as her own.
She plotted and manipulated,
your arms became...

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by Nick Cozza
Mar 16, 2011

Man it was fucking hot! 

It was March 1977 in New Jersey, and what was worse I was back inside the good old Pathway Bakery down on Broad Street In Newark. I had finally given up hope, thinking that I was destined for...

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by YaeEun Cho
Mar 14, 2011

           Last Christmas, I went to New York for the first time. New York was one of the cities that I had really wanted to visit before I graduate from my university. Whenever I watched several...

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by gregjones61
Mar 08, 2011

Fag! Queer! Fruit! These words were thrown around a great deal in Birmingham, Alabama elementary schools and high schools to attack someone’s masculinity. I might have been guilty of it myself, back then, during the late 70's. At one...

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by gregjones61
Mar 08, 2011

Looking out through mother's back porch sliding glass door I can see out over the woods separating our backyard and the backyard of the houses on the next street, in the Birmingham, Alabama suburb. A good two hundred yards of dense wooded area...

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by Deborah Pintonelli
Mar 08, 2011

 Deborah Pintonelli

pintonelli@rcn.com