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by sampaulpaulsam
Sep 05, 2014

On March 7th 2009 I arrived in the city of Midland, TX on a grey hound bus at 5am. I was seventeen years old, I had no money, no identifacation of any kind, the only clothes I had were the ones on my back and I only weighed 120 pounds, Im...


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by cspecter
Aug 28, 2014

From 2004-2006 I helped to edit and promote a documentary film called "The Dreams of Sparrows". The film was produced by my good friend Aaron Raskin and was directed by an Iraqi man, in Baghdad, named Haydar Daffar. After the US invaded...


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by ajlester
Aug 27, 2014

When my father began his slide down the steep slope of ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, my parents moved to a cheerful retirement community.  Dinner started early there, and when it was done, residents socialized at the mailboxes near the...


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by cjross
Aug 26, 2014

When I was a policeman in New York City, my partner Billy and I arrested a homeless guy named Frank for stealing a car in Howard Beach, Queens. The lady who called in the complaint hired Frank the homeless guy to tune up her car because she felt...


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by cjross
Aug 26, 2014

When I was much younger, I went to Army Ranger School at Fort Benning, Georgia. The training was an arduous adventure of grit, determination, and survival. Being the biggest, smartest, or strongest did not guarantee graduation. In preparation, I...


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by Radiodj39
Aug 26, 2014

Dear Glynn,


I've been wanting to tell my story for nearly 30 years. I'm a huge fan of the Snap-but also listen to and enjoy Risk, The Moth and others. I recently figured out that the best place to tell my story (if...


Years back, I took a sabbatical and traveled the country. One of the cities I visited was Washington DC. I decided to call my childhood friend, Amante. Amante and I were like this (crossing my fingers) when we were kids! As we grew, we went on...


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by cjross
Aug 21, 2014

My friend Andy lived in a group house in College Park, Maryland. We worked together at Recreation Equipment Incorporated, the camping store down the street on Rhode Island Avenue. Andy rented the room from a co-worker’s parents. The...


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by cjross
Aug 21, 2014

I was a prankster in high school. I loved a joke, pulling a trick, or instigating a gag. Most were harmless, a few got me in trouble, and one got me arrested. This one was funny and unbelievable. I was dating a beautiful girl named Tina. Tina and...


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by cjross
Aug 18, 2014

When I was a horse mounted cop in San Francisco I got a personnel complaint for calling a park visitor, Big Daddy. It was a chilly overcast Saturday at Ocean Beach. I rode my horse along the seawall at Ocean Beach as the wind whipped down the...


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by maggiechales
Aug 12, 2014

Brick binder can be used for cement mortar base, but also in gypsum board, plywood, density board, indoor and outdoor concrete or masonry walls, floor, long-term immersion of bathrooms, pools on direct stickup ceramic tile, you can even in the...


 Age 2, mother leaves Idaho and my biological father.
       4--- I accidentally burn down our trailor. I tripped over the electic heater and the house went up in minutes.


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by cjross
Aug 07, 2014

Wa-Wa is my daughter Shannon’s stuffed fish. Wa-Wa is a white and pink striped fish approximately 5 inches long weighing a mere one pound. You can’t weigh love. Shannon carried Wa-Wa religiously for as long as I can remember. Wa-Wa...


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by TheSmokingMan
Aug 06, 2014

So this guy came into my store once a month.

I worked at an art supply store while in college.

This guy comes in once a month and he buys $20 worth of fixative.

Fixative is a light clear coating that one would use to seal a...