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  • This is one of my better essays, about one of my favorite topics; young people. Although a lot of stress can be involved in writing an essay, I did enjoy writing this one despite said stress.

    Motivating our Youth: Employment and Prosperity

    Motivating our Youth: Employment and Prosperity

    by Alexander James Guckenberger5

  • After 15 years of being a devout Christian and having impenetrable faith, I share most of my life story of how I came to lack belief in God.

    Why I'm No Longer Religious

    Why I'm No Longer Religious

    by Sam Wickstrom62

  • Some call it the ugliest daffodil in the world, but others think it is beautiful. How did this once thought extinct native of Wales get into the Tennessee hills in the USA?

    The Ugliest Daffodil in the World: The Derwydd

    The Ugliest Daffodil in the World: The Derwydd

    by Doris James MizBejabbers86

  • Revisiting past decades boosts our sense of appreciation. The brief reflections will encourage us, as well as those who have passed seventy, to embrace the privilege of future birthdays with joy.

    Becoming Seventy: Looking Back at Past Decades

    Becoming Seventy: Looking Back at Past Decades

    by Dora Weithers54

  • Some time ago, long before Harry Nilsson passed from our world, he penned one of the most-simple, but yet so addictive song: “The Puppy Song.” Take my advice. If you hear this tune once, then you are hooked.

    Could I Interest You in One Low-Mileage Wishing Well?

    Could I Interest You in One Low-Mileage Wishing Well?

    by Kenneth Avery0

  • Times have changed. Today's average woman in her seventieth year is still becoming old, although her grandmother at that same age was already very old. We look briefly at some issues in her new world.

    Becoming Seventy: The Age of New Beginnings

    Becoming Seventy: The Age of New Beginnings

    by Dora Weithers61

  • I winked at him: “It seems a family trait to want to grow things fast hey, I am sure Atta would be proud of you, we will continue to grow his company, the Kiwi and Aussie partnership, there is still time.”

    Meeting at a Jewish Synagogue

    Meeting at a Jewish Synagogue

    by Beata Stasak3

  • Supermarket shopping in modern times can be an extremely frustrating business. Do you ever find yourself mentally and physically drained after a simple visit to the supermarket? This page takes a tongue in cheek look at some of the issues we are likely to encounter on a daily basis at the supermarket.

    Supermarket Shopping: Every Day Problems, Hazards, and Frustrations

    Supermarket Shopping: Every Day Problems, Hazards, and Frustrations

    by Gordon Hamilton16

  • I have survived wearing glasses, contact lenses, LASIK surgery and a cataract operation. I am forever grateful to modern science. technology and the amazing people who made this possible.

    Seeing the World Wearing Glasses

    Seeing the World Wearing Glasses

    by Sally Gulbrandsen38

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