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JohnnyOla's picture
Jul.17.2013
This story was relayed to me from Jack Ridgeway, a good breakfast-eating buddy of mine. Thanks for the story Jack. Local headlines read: “Woman Fends Off Gator With Small Caliber Pistol” “Beretta Helps Woman Escape Monster Gator” Would you dare to protect yourself against a 16-foot alligator with...
jm-cornwell's picture
Jul.14.2013
In the best of all possible worlds, writing a book is difficult, especially when dealing with your own life. How does a writer justify writing a memoir if nothing out of the ordinary has happened and fame is a distant dream? For Joe Rourke, it was a series of incidences that began by accepting a...
mya-speeks's picture
Jul.07.2013
No woman sees herself asToo skinnyToo beautifulToo intelligentToo enlightenedToo spiritual She is always trying to be enoughAnd never for herself Always in wantIn searchIn loveOf someone or something else She is looking for ascension To be acceptedAdmiredWantedDesiredEnough for weto be complete A...
jodi-bowersox's picture
Jun.18.2013
My brother, Tim, and I had many cats during our youth, and it all began with a charming couple named Muffin and Blackie. Muffin was grey, and Blackie was, well...black. They were given to us by a friend of Tim's, who also happened to fill his pockets with Tim's nifty kid-type stuff every time he...
michael-warren's picture
May.13.2013
  My fourth ex-wife maintains blogs that document contemporaneous moments in her life. Reviewing her previous posts, I come to a period when, as she did in one of her books, she speaks fondly of me. It is then, with a chill, I experience being ex facto post: a vital reality, gutted of meaning...
jm-cornwell's picture
May.02.2013
I knew it would not be easy; nothing ever is. But there was a moment, a single moment, when fear overwhelmed me. What was I about to do to my children, to my own life? How could I walk away from the man with whom I shared three sons? What could I promise them except uncertainty? Would it be better...
jm-cornwell's picture
Apr.23.2013
I didn’t really want to date. Divorced less than a year raising three children alone, I didn’t have the time and certainly wasn’t ready, but I let my girlfriends talk me into going out on my birthday and that’s when the fun began. I knew there was a reason I didn’t like dating. It was the men....
amy-palleson's picture
Apr.07.2013
On October 17, 1989, I was unknowingly on a collision course with a lifetime of future regret.  I was riding my bike home from my Clinical Psychology class at UC Davis, looking forward to watching the Bay Bridge World Series Game 3—San Francisco Giants vs. Oakland A’s—on TV with my boyfriend...
jacqueline-sheehan's picture
Mar.11.2013
Last April I was eating my salad in front of the TV when the beautifully coifed anchor on “Entertainment Tonight” announced, “After the commercial break we go to a story you won’t believe: a man killed by a swan in Des Plaines, Illinois.” Enlarge This Image Brian...
jane-wilson's picture
Mar.10.2013
Readers:  Unlike my typical humorous stories, this one probably won't make you laugh, but I hope it doesn't make you cry.   My daughters' father remarried on Valentine's Day, in an enormous church, with flowers and rings and guests and gifts and dancing.  A very different ceremony...