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kathleen-courts's picture
Jul.16.2010
My Hero. My mother-in-law Mollie Abernathy is 97, and she’s tired. She said that to our daughter, who’s learned to be a tough cookie, and she probably says that to her surrounding  children too, but they can’t hear it. They can’t bear to hear it. Her life seems surrounded by light, as if she...
grant-cardone's picture
Jul.16.2010
How I turned Disorder into Financial and Personal Success. Most of my teenage and early adult years I was described as out of control, troubled, difficult and overly active.  Now I believe, like most kids, I just had tremendous energy, vigor and curiosity for life. My dad died when I was 10 so I...
anne-ford's picture
Jul.16.2010
When my daughter Allegra was in her second year of kindergarten, the headmistress at her school suggested that I have her evaluated for “learning problems”. Learning problems did not sound like a particularly serious issue to me. I thought the term might indicate a problem with attention...
mary-walsh's picture
Jul.16.2010
TO BEG TO DIFFER  Recently there was a wonderful blog from a writer of Red Room who provided a link to a site that provided samples of letters from writers to literary agents.  In the interest of the opposite side and an expression of what might be different and in the words of Joan of Arc, “...
ken-kupstis's picture
Jul.16.2010
Red Room has asked for a blog "Why you're Different." It interesting, because I for one feel that we're fundamentally the SAME; with virtually the exact same chemical makeup. Knowing this at some unconscious level, it seems we strive to make ourselves as different as possible, while...
blair-kilpatrick's picture
Jul.16.2010
Suffering means overcoming.  Sometimes the challenges are visible and dramatic, sometimes less so. In my mother's immigrant Slovenian family, the obvious challenges were poverty, lack of education, the language barrier, and prejudice.  So many  Americans have faced these barriers....
christine-cosgrove's picture
Jul.16.2010
  Sometimes the trouble with being different is that parents and doctors want to fix you. And sometimes their good intentions backfire. A few weeks ago, I read headlines that accused Dr. Maria New, a prominent endocrinologist, of prescribing a drug to pregnant women in order to prevent the...
marilyn-sachs's picture
Jul.16.2010
A very special man who overcame  his disability was our 32nd president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.  Paralyzed from the waist down from Polio, he was able to deal with depression and pain, and go on to be one of the greatest presidents we ever had.  Luckily, he had an amazing wife who encouraged him...
rhoda-p-curtis's picture
Jul.16.2010
The phrase, "being different" often means being different from the mainstream, or not "fitting in" with a particular group. Teenagers, as well as adults, fret about "being different." I grew up on the outside, looking in, envying my elder siblings,and I always wanted...
ruth-macklin's picture
Jul.16.2010
I like being different. With being that way you don't become boring. Over the years I have had many faces, wore many hats, but on the out side my body was the same. Inside, I hid the pain, hurt, sickness, to carry on with what had to be done. The only way I kept from going around the bend, was...