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Back in my first quarter of my first year of college, I took a Philosophy class. The graduate student teaching the class used to yell at us, "You can't. plan. fun!" and I'd scribble down those words in...

 

Try this experiment. Gather a group of the cutest, sweetest, silliest, most rambunctious toddlers and little kids you know, even add a couple of bad-asses, into a room, maybe a living room. Make them feel safe. Give them rules but let them play....

The summer after my sophomore year of high school, I turned 16. It was my golden birthday, since I was born on June 16th. I had been told this was supposed to be a very special day, a birthday to remember forever. And for most of the day, it was...

Sometime in 2004, might have been 2003, I went for the weekend and my house was broken into. 

All my jewelry was stolen.  Not like I am a high roller, with lots of bling..I'm an artist.  My jewelry collection was like a...

The attached audio file is from the Stoop Storytelling Series, Baltimore, MD from June, 2012. TRT approx 6 min.

A long road trip along the Mississippi reveals a woman's peculiar obsession.  Owning up to the obsession...

I hope nobody takes this as another one of those awful SPAM posts. I just wanted to share a link to this small but budding Story SLAM website, featuring stories told live by local (Ann Arbor, MI) entrepreneurs. Other story lovers like me might...

 

This is how it works:

You get drunk. At a party. A glorious, summer party, one with lots of friends and boys (and girls) and beautiful people in general. You tend to throw yourself into things, especially tonight, because it...

 

When I think of my time in Paraguay I think of the following:

The smell of burning wood.

The desert.

People with brown leathery skin

And almost being sold as a prostitute.

 

Shopping for dish soap at the City Line Target, I pick a bottle of Palmolive marked two for five dollars. My mom puts it back in favor of Dawn. “Brand loyalty,” she says.

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I’m a runner. I run for health and fitness- although I used to run to win the race. I’m a runner now. I run and I run and I run.

But I have a secret …and it’s a big one. I bet you can’t guess what it is.

I had known Crystal since we were kids. It started out as her being my classmate's kid sister to the beautiful young girl living with a friend. We hadn't seen each other in a long time when I walked into the school to pick...

About five years I went to see an ophthalmologist.

Stay with me, this gets better.

Ophthalmologists love me because I have virtually every problem you can have with a human eye. I’m near-sighted, color blind, have almost zero...

Growing up in a family of four kids, it's easy to feel like your parents don't pay enough attention to you. That was never the case for me. My mother always made it a point to make each of us feel individually special. Whether it was a...