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by stephaniesays
May 18, 2010

My father worked on an oil rig in the Australian outback. He frequently had to drive home late at night, and invariably would come into contact with the local fauna. It's worth noting that he told me this story while driving me to San Francisco...

 

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by Boi Ketey
May 12, 2010

My name is John and I am twenty five years old. I spent alot of my time growing up in Baton Rouge Louisiana with my little brother. We both attended middle school together while we were there, and my brother ended up becoming the boyfriend of a...

 

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by The Rumpus
May 11, 2010

Jillian Lauren tells us a story about her experience spending 18 months in the harem of the Prince of Brunei.  She reads an excerpt from her book, "Some Girls: My Life in A Harem." 

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by Mama Mamiya
May 11, 2010

In Honduras,  the police and medical facilities aren't organized enough to clean up and hide freshly killed bodies quickly. The result? The public gets a full viewing. Charles Stevens learned this the hard way.

WARNING: Some graphic...

 

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by bonjour haiti
May 10, 2010

Justin and his mother went to Haiti with a bunch of medical supplies, determined to help as many people as they could. They provide the most aid in the mountains, where there is little to no medical aid because it is so difficult to travel there...

 

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by bonjour haiti
May 10, 2010

Justin's mother, a white woman from Florida, adopted Robert from Haiti when he was a small child. But when Robert found his biological parents, he returned to live in his mother country. After the earthquake, Justin and his mother hustled to...

 

Check out what is interesting to a 6 year old boy with autism. He is my my nephew, and i never really understood his mindset until now. 

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by KatLepera
May 04, 2010

The air was still warm--but I still shivered as the sun set. It was a habit from years of living in northern climates where, the majority of the year, when the rays disappear, cold sets in. But in Thailand, it was different. It never got...

 

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by nazelah
Apr 27, 2010

 

 

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by boyd_rljr
Apr 26, 2010

Craig, a former minor league baseball player turned software executive had it with the software business.  So, naturally, he bought 5 pregnant asian water buffalo, rented 6 acres on a nothern California goat ranch and set out to make Italian...

 

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by Muni Diaries
Apr 26, 2010

Mel gets the true communal San Francisco experience on the ultimate Party Bus. 

Muni Diaries is a place to share and read rider tales and news about the sometimes crappy, sometimes efficient...

 

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by Muni Diaries
Apr 26, 2010

Jesse  was taking the 1 California, which is usually a commuter bus of San Francisco's elite businesspeople and some elderly Asian people. Sounds like bus heaven, right? Not today. A homeless man shoves his way on, the WASPs can't deal and...

 

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by Muni Diaries
Apr 26, 2010

 Mel was new to San Francisco's public transportation, so she was just bumbling along, trying to get from place to place. But those rumors about crime on the Muni exist for a reason. A cautionary tale!

 

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by stephaniesays
Apr 24, 2010

 Lee lives in Santa Clara, California. He sees things. Ghosts. They come to him and knock late every night.

From ten thousand miles away, a Chinese seer watches. He knows that if Lee doesn't get help, he'll be in big trouble. My dad...

 

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by arayasunshyne
Apr 22, 2010

dysfunctional family with smiling faces

i walked away at 18

lived though 5 years in the fetal position

no internal injuries but my soul was bruised

my battle scars hidden with a melancholy smile

married a man...