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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...


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by cjross
Aug 04, 2014

My parents died on October 14th. It was a day that changed me, shaped me and made me who I am, today. I’d experienced death with aunts, uncles, cousins, and a grandparent. I’d seen death up close and personal as a soldier, policeman,...


Los Angeles, in the 70s, I was a ten-year-old girl, a wild child from divorced parents, running the streets of Hollywood unhindered. During those hippie days, my mother got involved in a cult.  It started out innocently enough with yoga...


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by cjross
Aug 01, 2014

My partner Dean DeGroot and I were on patrol at Ocean Beach on a Saturday afternoon. We observed two guys drinking along the sea wall, a violation of San Francisco Municipal Police Code twenty-one. We parked the car and contacted the two guys at...


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by cjross
Jul 31, 2014

Hurricane Francis came into Georgia with a roar. Francis was the fourth hurricane of the 2004 Atlantic hurricane season. In early September, Francis dumped a deluge of seven inches of rain and blew gusts of thirty to forty miles per hour wind on...


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by cjross
Jul 30, 2014

We’ve all had bad vacations. We’ve experienced bad hotels, bad food, and bad weather. Growing up I was lucky because every vacation was golden. We would stay at the Redefer Court Cottages at Dewey Beach, Delaware and live like kings....


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by sparkice
Jul 29, 2014


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by cjross
Jul 27, 2014

In 1972, my Mom signed me and my kid sister up for drama club. I had no idea what we were getting involved in. I was afraid of any of the guys finding out about it. I was scared to death to act. Ms. Judy ran the drama club. She was full of energy...


I was a teenager in the mid-90s, and like most teenagers I struggled to figure out my place in the world.  Now many kids respond to this situation by trying out all manner of new activities and identities, like by wearing rebellious clothes...