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I had already survived combat in Vietnam. I'd survived the belts, switches and fists that define child abuse, and a narrowly averted mid-air collision in a jetliner. But I often think that the closest I ever came to dying was that September night...


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by Kimberly Yarbro...
Feb 25, 2011

It was 3 in the morning, and I felt a presence climb into bed with me.  Asleep, I couldn't awake to check on my nocturnal visitor.  My eyes closed, but part of my senses alert I felt pressure along my spine, like that of a finger...


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by Sohrab Bashiri
Feb 25, 2011

A New Turn in Life


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by krwillis
Feb 24, 2011

I will never forget the day I got the call. Saturday October 18th 2008, around 10a.m at a volleyball tournament I was playing in I was told that a good friend of mine had been killed in a car accident. Kyle Jeffery Wickliff, the class clown, a...


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by Chris Chandler
Feb 22, 2011



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by anniemac
Feb 20, 2011



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by nben
Feb 19, 2011

The Groundhog & BBgun


Well at the time he was my boyfriend. I loved him despite the fact all my friends just couldnt understand why I continued my on and off relationship with the guy who was much younger than me to be exact about 7 years younger. It got real...


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by one love 91
Feb 16, 2011


         Have you ever had the feeling that when something terrible happened in your life, that there was something that someone could have done to change it?...


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by katie1002
Feb 15, 2011

Ancient Roman theologian Saint Augustine once said, “The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” Ever since I can remember, I found the greatest joys in waiting at airport terminals, watching exit signs pass by...


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


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by uncle_art
Feb 14, 2011

Growing up, I always knew I wanted to attend college. Not having many family members who attended college and my mother’s words of wisdom was extra motivation to accomplish that goal. Around this exact time last year, I received my...


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by bdbasketball08
Feb 13, 2011

Some may say that 2 years old is too young for a first memory. That there is no way a child that young could accurately retain an event and many years later correctly recall it, but I would beg to differ. I can recall this day...


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by mmatteson
Feb 10, 2011

There have been many turning points in my life, but the most significant one was when I was eight years old.  I was the normal kid, my biological parents were still together and I had a younger brother.  My...


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by Emily Wheeland
Feb 10, 2011