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  • If I had to choose two words that define the ethos of the hillfolk I met during my brief sojourn in Kandbari, they would be simple and contented. This is the fifth in a series of ten Hubs on a holiday in Kandbari. Beauty abounds in the hills of...

    The Hillfolk of Kandbari-A Photo Essay

    The Hillfolk of Kandbari-A Photo Essay

    by sabu singh56

  • Grandparents become preoccupied with the expectation of a grandchild. Too excited to wait, I began my conversation with my unborn grandson a few weeks early. Here are five promises I made to him.

    Promises to My Unborn Grandson

    Promises to My Unborn Grandson

    by Dora Weithers42

  • The cringe is just awful when you've just been witness to another lame and gut wrenching attempt of humor. But why do they subject themselves to such humiliation?

    Why and How People Try to Be Funny

    Why and How People Try to Be Funny

    by Brian Newhook2

  • A true account of how I was miraculously healed and cured of illness by none other than the Lord Jesus Christ himself... but was it really Jesus? Or was it someone or something else?

    I Was Healed by Jesus Christ, or Was I?

    I Was Healed by Jesus Christ, or Was I?

    by Sparkster Publishing4

  • Memories of the Newbridge Inn which was located North Bellmore, New York. Pizza, beer, airplanes, and bar fights. A personal recollection.

    The Long Island Newbridge Inn

    The Long Island Newbridge Inn

    by Bill Yovino15

  • I met my second husband in high school, we drifted apart, and met again after 28 years. This time, we fell in love and got married, and are grateful that we found each other again. This is a great story for people who want to look up a love from their past.

    I Met The Love of My Life...Again...and Married Him!

    I Met The Love of My Life...Again...and Married Him!

    by Karen Hellier23

  • A simple car camping outing presented me with a critical choice. Would I use good sense or throw caution to the wind and go on with my plans. A silly mistake and a foolish decision afterward could have put me in a life threatening position.

    Dinner By the Campfire: A Personal Essay

    Dinner By the Campfire: A Personal Essay

    by Chris Mills6

  • A broken tree on Mt. Petit Jean, golden droplets of resin could become pure amber in centuries. There's a common myth that artists, writers and people in creative professions suffer from mental illness. Specific famous artists like Van Gogh and...

    Creativity, Isolation and Mental Illness

    Creativity, Isolation and Mental Illness

    by robertsloan220

  • 9:25 am, March 30th, 2009, my life as I know it turned upside down! With the sudden death of my child my perfectly healthy three year old daughter Savanna who passed away in her sleep. I'm making this article to maybe help others that may find then...

    Sudden death of a child

    Sudden death of a child

    by satewas61

  • Aging can sometimes be difficult for anyone, but it is a harsh reality. This creative article is about my 30th birthday, with a list of the top 5 reasons why I dreaded celebrating my 30th birthday.

    5 Reasons Why I Dreaded Turning 30

    5 Reasons Why I Dreaded Turning 30

    by Cristale Adams9

  • In an interesting manner, I received guidance that my Sadhana should be to see God in all and realize the God within. Though the Sadhana seems esoteric and fantastic, there are practical problems. How can I see God in someone I don't like or someone I detest?

    Seeing God in everyone - A Practical approach

    Seeing God in everyone - A Practical approach

    by Aravind Balasubramanya30

  • Going camping as a child was always one of my favorite summertime activities. Campfire stories, lots of food, and exploration. Always fun, exciting and sometimes scary, just like the night in this story.

    Nighttime Visitors

    Nighttime Visitors

    by Delilah4

  • A tribute to my amazing parents. Without them I wouldn't be here. I am thankful for my angels...

    Adult Orphan at Age 39

    Adult Orphan at Age 39

    by Linda Bilyeu79

  • "There is no greater love than that of a man who lays down his life for his friends." John 15:13. It means something different to everyone. 32 years ago I discovered what it means to me.

    How I Learned the Meaning of Friendship

    How I Learned the Meaning of Friendship

    by Leland Johnson12

  • My boyfriend's dog is the most needy, most clingy animal I have ever met in my life. Here's why I generally don't enjoy her presence. P.S. Their names are not really Stumpy and Ears.

    Why I Hate My Boyfriend's Dog

    Why I Hate My Boyfriend's Dog

    by Samantha1

  • "I'm not going to fight your battles for you. Get thicker skin!" My former boss said that to me. My crime? I told him that a female in a different department was bullying our department and asked him to speak to her boss about it. He was a...

    HSP: Being Highly Sensitive in a Desensitized World

    HSP: Being Highly Sensitive in a Desensitized World

    by amymarie_524

  • I love my friends so much, yet even I had the misfortune some years back to have a friend who was so high maintenance that I had to get rid of her as she refused to do anything other than rely on me. This is my story of what I did when a friend became a nuisance....

    When a Friend Becomes a Nuisance

    When a Friend Becomes a Nuisance

    by Cindy Lawson13

  • Rochelle Frank’s Hub called Survival in the 1930's is an eye opening account of survival that many people born after 1960 probably cannot imagine -- Unless they were born into the poverty of the poorest Appalachian regions, the most destitute part of a rundown inner city, or a third world country. I have only a few stories to contribute.

    Ghosts Of The Great Depression - 1930s Poverty

    Ghosts Of The Great Depression - 1930s Poverty

    by Patty Inglish31

  • Back in 1987 I overheard my present boss talking to the Diocese regarding him leaving his position as Supervisor of Maintenance in a Catholic High School, to taking on a position as Manager of a 32 acre cemetery is Trenton, New Jersey.

    What Is It Like To Work In A Cemetery?

    What Is It Like To Work In A Cemetery?

    by Mark Bruno3

  • extreme UK weather, Victorian explorers and literature, and what they can tell us about ourselves ... this article has also been published today on my research blog (see profile for details)

    Arctic weather in UK?

    Arctic weather in UK?

    by Jacqueline Stamp0

  • Not everyone can be a mother, and that is just fine. Here, I am attempting to look at Mother's Day with different eyes to all those who may never become a mother in this life.

    Mother's Day: A Different Kind of Tribute

    Mother's Day: A Different Kind of Tribute

    by Faith Reaper78

  • How do you encourage children to read? Especially these days when movies, TV and electronic games vie for all your children’s attention? Do you have ideas? Here is what I did.

    Encouraging Reading in Children

    Encouraging Reading in Children

    by Denise McGill22

  • A happy-go-lucky dog and his overly-anxious-for-a-weekend-adventure owner embark on an afternoon hike that quickly becomes much more than they had anticipated. The scenery of the western Montana wilderness enhances this story of an afternoon walk which quickly becomes a struggle to stay alive.

    Hiking Up a Mountain, My Dog and I: A True Adventure

    Hiking Up a Mountain, My Dog and I: A True Adventure

    by Chris Mills31

  • If ever living thing is important, then so are trees. I had a tree, Mr. Oak was his friend. He was very wise. He is the inspiration for this hub.

    Talking About My Hero: Mr. Oak

    Talking About My Hero: Mr. Oak

    by Kenneth Avery21

  • 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-MizBejabbers70

  • A new pet dog means changes in how the household runs, in schedules, and in how we use our free time. A dog can bring much needed companionship, and a sense of safety. Here is an account of my first week with Darby, my Border Collie mix.

    The First Week with My New Border Collie Mix

    The First Week with My New Border Collie Mix

    by Chris Mills22

  • Holy Scripture does not specifically say where the “lake of fire, or hell” lies. This article attempts to place the location of hell. Readers should use their own wisdom in making their determination.

    Where is Hell Located? Will Hell be Hot?

    Where is Hell Located? Will Hell be Hot?

    by Daniel Mollat12

  • People find love in many places--the supermarket, the clubs, dating services, etc. But I found love playing Scrabble on-line from a game called Wordfeud.

    How to Find Love Playing Wordfeud

    How to Find Love Playing Wordfeud

    by Mark Tulin2

  • Are you an introvert, extrovert, or ambivert? Read this to find out, and take our easy quizzes to see which label fits you best.

    Extrovert, Introvert, Or Ambivert?

    Extrovert, Introvert, Or Ambivert?

    by Barbara Radisavljevic68

  • Books are slowly being replaced by the electronic reader. But will they become obsolete? Let's explore this question.

    Will Books Become Obsolete?

    Will Books Become Obsolete?

    by Sharon Bellissimo74

  • A consideration of what it's like to live without the technology so many have come to depend on. Could we as a people survive and if we did, how would it change us? Do you think you would make it?

    What Would People Do If We No Longer Had Technology?

    What Would People Do If We No Longer Had Technology?

    by Jody Cope10

  • In my many travels I really like the words Maestro Virtuoso. Cooking should let you be yours.

    How to Cook by Eric

    How to Cook by Eric

    by Eric Dierker25

  • I am a mother of two,A writer,A critic,A speaker of inequality in our Society and Political Observer.Reading and Writing is my Passion.I cannot bear social injustice anywhere in the world.

    A Writer is Examiner of Society

    A Writer is Examiner of Society

    by Nikki Khan52

  • I just want to share how I dealt with a sudden death when it happened to my family. I hope my tips will help others cope better in times of sudden death. It is very hard indeed to deal with sudden death but staying strong and positive helps a lot.

    How I Dealt With Sudden Death

    How I Dealt With Sudden Death

    by Linda Bryen30

  • I recently had a rather profound experience that caused me to once again contemplate life and time.

    We Think We Have Time

    We Think We Have Time

    by Shannon Henry32

  • The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market sells indigenous village arts and crafts to increase economic well-being worldwide. Here we describe the fair, showcasing crafts with water themes.

    Native Folk Art: Water Décor

    Native Folk Art: Water Décor

    by watergeek11

  • How many of you have seen Animal House? That wonderful scene where Kevin Bacon is attempting to join the fraternity and is "willingly" receiving swats to prove his worth? Why do we do the same thing?

    Thank You Sir! May I Have Another?

    Thank You Sir! May I Have Another?

    by Mr Archer6

  • People who do observe unusual things are afraid to tell about them, especially in this day and age, when modern science has made medications that will cure those tendencies. Are we rectifying a mental health issue, or just dulling our senses? I think it's probably a little of both.

    Ghost Stories: What Are We Really Seeing?

    Ghost Stories: What Are We Really Seeing?

    by Tori Ratcliffe4

  • Accommodationally challenged after a disastrous foreign trip in 2007, CJ Stone was forced to take refuge with his parents. It was the first time he’d lived with them since his teens, and he was surprised to find himself in a war zone. Following are CJ’s bulletins from the front line in the eternal war of age and sex.

    CJ Stone's Columns: The Home Front

    CJ Stone's Columns: The Home Front

    by CJStone15

  • Traditions, as we mostly know, are the stories, beliefs, customs and routines that were passed on to us from older generations. Without a doubt family traditions are important.

    8 Reasons Why Traditions Are Important

    8 Reasons Why Traditions Are Important

    by Christine Garay0

  • I think about death and dying all the time. I am not afraid of death. I don't want my friends and family to mourn my death because my soul is ready whenever God calls me home.

    My Views About Death, Dying, and Heaven

    My Views About Death, Dying, and Heaven

    by Margaret Minnicks18

  • In Hawai'i today, the only legal way to capture lobsters is by hand. Hawaiian Odysseus fondly recalls a time when net fishing for lobsters was a cultural norm, not a prohibited activity.

    Childhood Memories of the Hawaiian Spiny Lobster

    Childhood Memories of the Hawaiian Spiny Lobster

    by Hawaiian Odysseus15

  • How can you know if the right person for you has come along? Sometimes it's instant, sometimes it takes time, but if you're looking for some input on how to know if you should marry the person you're with, here's what my friends and I have learned over the years about picking the right person.

    9 Ways to Tell If You Should Marry Someone

    9 Ways to Tell If You Should Marry Someone

    by Kierstin Gunsberg3

  • When you sympathize with others, the feeling is temporary as the feeling goes once the problem is solved.But empathy means seeing problems from other people's shoes and you share their viewpoint.

    Top reasons why empathy is better than sympathy

    Top reasons why empathy is better than sympathy

    by mathira0

  • See your mind's eye to a new identity. Find yourself away from the rat race built of your own accord, but easy to leave and start over again. Take the steps, see were you end up, let me know.

    How to Run Away and Never Be Found!

    How to Run Away and Never Be Found!

    by Katie Seagal0

  • A hike up St. Mary Peak in the Bitterroot Mountains of Montana give me an occasion to consider my own personal struggles and those of the world around me. May we gain hope and courage from one another

    Rebirth: A Reflective Essay

    Rebirth: A Reflective Essay

    by Chris Mills24

  • My husband died suddenly two months ago. It was so very cold that night and we had just gone to bed. I was snuggled safely beside him, my hand on his chest and his arm around me. Then his breathing changed. I could not wake him. I called to...

    The Things I Learned From My Husband's Death

    The Things I Learned From My Husband's Death

    by womanNshadows66

  • Much of the time, people cannot seem to eloquently state logical advice, and instead reach in the bag of horrendous inspirational quotes. This adds nothing to the discussion. Let's explore examples.

    13 Inspirational Quotes and Why They Are Bullshit

    13 Inspirational Quotes and Why They Are Bullshit

    by Luke M. Simmons32

  • Monsters are real. They don't hide under our beds nor inside our closets. They are always with us wherever we go and whatever we do. Interested? Check out this hub!

    The Monsters Within

    The Monsters Within

    by Maria Megio2

  • This article highlights the importance of books in our academic and social lives. With the advent of electronic books and internet the superiority of books is being challenged.

    Why Do We Need Books?

    Why Do We Need Books?

    by Fawad ul Hassan6

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  • I have a one track mind, and it is always on horses.Today I'm reflecting on how much they have taught me, not just about horsemanship, but about myself. I wish I could be more like my horses!

    I'm Thinking About Horses Again...

    I'm Thinking About Horses Again...

    by Ellison Hartley0

  • The creative side of me has been yearning to break through for a very long time. As a young girl, I kept notebook sized diaries in which I would record everything that went on in my household. And, there was plenty material to draw from since I am...

    Writing Poetry As A Hobby

    Writing Poetry As A Hobby

    by MAJohnson0608

  • As I have gotten older I often like to think about my childhood. Growing up in the 1960s was considerably different than now.

    I Can Remember When ...

    I Can Remember When ...

    by Jeff Reed2

  • My Hobbies Life without a hobby is like food without the salt. It is a hobby which makes living interesting. It is a pursuit outside one’s regular work. A hobby gives one joy and pleasure; one does not get tired of it. It is a pastime, relaxation...

    My Hobbies and Interests

    My Hobbies and Interests

    by kukkumolu0

  • The death of a child, even an adult child, is always traumatic. It's even more so when that death is a suicide. This is a mother's story of her adopted daughter's life for as long as we knew it.

    Sarah: The Suicide of Our Adult Child

    Sarah: The Suicide of Our Adult Child

    by Barbara Radisavljevic199

  • My experience with learning to accept my new normals while rehabilitating from a TBI and dealing with Post Concussive Syndrome.

    Learning to Accept My New Normal

    Learning to Accept My New Normal

    by Ellison Hartley0

  • 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

  • We all have that one solitary moment that we could never forget...when we go off-the-grid it changes us and it makes us long for that moment again especially nowadays that everything has turned digital..well, here's my story.

    My Off-the-Grid Experience

    My Off-the-Grid Experience

    by Jennifer Gonzales1

  • 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 Wickstrom47

  • This is the story of my experience of living with a control freak. I hope it inspires others in the same kind of abusive relationship to get out of it as fast as they can...

    Living With a Control Freak

    Living With a Control Freak

    by Cindy Lawson82

  • Parental alienation is often a topic that is ignored and many stories go overlooked and quickly forgotten. As a child of parental alienation and a mother robbed of motherhood, I share my story in hopes to bring awareness to the silent crime no one wants to speak about.

    A Childhood Lost, A Motherhood Robbed: Overcoming Parental Alienation

    A Childhood Lost, A Motherhood Robbed: Overcoming Parental Alienation

    by Christina Celeste0

  • Believe in yourself in order to awaken the dream that resides within you. Listen to the tiny voice inside you and know that God has given you a gift to inspire others. For it is written that "A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men." Proverbs 18:16.

    Pursue Your Dream and Take Action

    Pursue Your Dream and Take Action

    by Mommy World5

  • Even though your country may not officially be at war, your soldiers still can face dangers in thier everyday executions of their duties and assignments. One former Peacekeeper's experience...

    Keeping the peace, one day as a UN Peacekeeper...

    Keeping the peace, one day as a UN Peacekeeper...

    by Robin Olsen5

  • This hub and poem is me diving deeper into who I am as a person. Discussing my personality traits and the way I think about life. The personality test link is posted at the end if interested...:)

    INFP-A Personality Type. That's Me! (The Mediator)

    INFP-A Personality Type. That's Me! (The Mediator)

    by Missy Smith17

  • Is is weird to meet couples who are obviously not the same age? Ever find yourself considering such a relationship? In this hub I share my story of finding true love with an older man.

    Married Couples with Big Age Differences

    Married Couples with Big Age Differences

    by Mrs. Obvious24

  • Words you speak casually, words you think are harmless, may prove just the opposite to the hearer. If you don't think so now, read my story and tell me what you think afterwards.

    The Power of Words

    The Power of Words

    by Leland Johnson4

  • 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

  • Christ's Resurrection is the central event in human history and without it we would have no reason to celebrate. If Christ is dead then our hope of resurrection is dead as well and we are still in our sins. But God be praised, Jesus Christ is truly Alive!!

    If Christ Be Not Raised

    If Christ Be Not Raised

    by Jeff Shirley7

  • I grew up in the late 80's-90's. Perhaps that's why I miss so much about the 90's era. It was a more innocent time, with lots of wholesome TV shows and good music. Sometimes I wish we could go back!

    10 Things I Really Miss About the 90's

    10 Things I Really Miss About the 90's

    by Nicole Kiddie Granath6

  • These are just some of the little things that annoy us as humans. Can you relate to any of them?

    100 Pet Peeves

    100 Pet Peeves

    by Erin Bower14

  • What is it about an attractive or intriguing woman that turns an ordinary man into a creative whirlwind? What magical process enables him to invent, to sculpt, to paint, to write or to compose a masterpiece out of thin air simply by concentrating on...

    Why Men Love a Muse

    Why Men Love a Muse

    by Winsome77

  • My best friend and I have been friends for 45 years. This article is about all we have endured together through all the years of our friendship, and a celebration of our life long friendship.

    Celebrating 45 Years of Friendship

    Celebrating 45 Years of Friendship

    by Karen Hellier15

  • According to European folklore, some wells were called Wishing Wells because it was believed that any wish spoken near them would be granted.

    How to Make a Wish in a Wishing Well

    How to Make a Wish in a Wishing Well

    by Randi Benlulu47

  • Humans also defend their beliefs and will argue till they win, or are proved wrong, or just walk away with the thought that it is not worth it. In the last case, nothing is solved

    Why Do Humans Argue and Why Are There Wars?

    Why Do Humans Argue and Why Are There Wars?

    by Phyllis Doyle Burns14

  • Although poetry is one of the oldest forms of literature and written expression it is also perhaps the least appreciated. In this article, I try to explain how poetry should be read and enjoyed.

    How to Read Poetry and Enjoy It

    How to Read Poetry and Enjoy It

    by John Hansen41

  • Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by holding temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.

    The Importance of a Moral Compass.

    The Importance of a Moral Compass.

    by ODEWOYE FRANCIS SUNDAY0

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  • In the recent Red Hood & Outlaws, Jason and Bruce square off. Jason appeared to have murdered The Penguin; removed a criminal of Gotham and what does Bruce do? Fights him.

    Batman's Standards: Rational Or Irrational?

    Batman's Standards: Rational Or Irrational?

    by Xavier Hannibal0

  • The years from age 18 to 25 is a crucial yet often trivialized age stage. This article provides information that may be helpful to those transitioning from adolescence into adulthood.

    Early Adulthood:  A Critical But Ignored Age Stage

    Early Adulthood: A Critical But Ignored Age Stage

    by Rosana Clarkson0

  • I grew up in a community in Ringgold, Virginia known as the Sonshine Farm. "The Farm" had a lot of notoriety in the Ringgold and Danville area, many people believing it was a cult. While it was not a cult, it was started by a group of Christian...

    In Memory of Patty Jo

    In Memory of Patty Jo

    by cocomoonbeams35

  • It had to happen. Now it has happened in and out of Hollywood. Look at the celebrities on TV--and their Useless Eyeglasses that do NOT work, but the "stars" wear them anyway.

    The Useless Eyeglasses Obsession Hits Hollywood

    The Useless Eyeglasses Obsession Hits Hollywood

    by Kenneth Avery2

  •         The most inimitable place to be, besides in my husband’s arms, is Harrogate, Tennessee. The rolling hills, clean crisp air, and spaciousness all surpass the city life. The memories and joy I experience when I am there will always...

    Descriptive Essay Example: My Hometown Is Still in My Heart

    Descriptive Essay Example: My Hometown Is Still in My Heart

    by mrscb201060

  • How do we age gracefully? Youth is more a state of mind than a number and we are as young as we feel. This article helps put the aging process into perspective, giving you the freedom to feel young and vibrant at any age.

    How To Act Your Age

    How To Act Your Age

    by Deborah Demander19

  • Yes, you were told to make your bed after you get out of it in the morning. Scientists have given a very good reason why you should not make your bed every morning.

    Why You Should Not Make Your Bed Every Morning

    Why You Should Not Make Your Bed Every Morning

    by Margaret Minnicks9

  • Have you ever wondered what would happen if a zombie outbreak happened? Will we be able to survive it or will the human race be pushed to extinction?

    Zombie Apocalypse Survival

    Zombie Apocalypse Survival

    by Sudhir0

  • If you suffer from a water bottle addiction or obsession, you are not alone. Please join me as I try to beat my addiction and give you tips on overcoming your own water bottle obsession.

    Confessions of a Water Bottle Addict

    Confessions of a Water Bottle Addict

    by Jeannie InABottle22

  • This hub has taken me a very long time to write, edit, and publish. If there was ever going to be (a) hub that brings me a shove upward in popularity of Hubbing. Not that popularity matters to me.

    The Scary, Mysterious Evolution of the Crew Cut

    The Scary, Mysterious Evolution of the Crew Cut

    by Kenneth Avery6

  • What does a woman want in a husband? More than looks and finances, she wants to be secure in his love and devotion and she wants to laugh. That's what I think and what I tell about my husband and our relationship.

    My Husband Makes Me Laugh

    My Husband Makes Me Laugh

    by Denise McGill27

  • If we live long enough, each of us will experience the heartbreaking loss of someone we love. The sudden void is made all the worse by the knowledge that we will never see that person again. That is, unless they find a way to let us know that they have made it to the other side and are at peace.

    Visitations:  Can Our Lost Loved Ones Make Contact After Death

    Visitations: Can Our Lost Loved Ones Make Contact After Death

    by Cindy Parmiter6

  • This is a true story about a UFO encounter in the Nevada desert that was related to me many years ago. Only this UFO sighting has a rare distinction from other UFO reports as the visitors explained the meaning of life and death. We all have a purpose for being here.

    Mormon UFO Encounter Near Las Vegas Reveals Secret of Life and Death

    Mormon UFO Encounter Near Las Vegas Reveals Secret of Life and Death

    by Tim Anderson5

  • For many years, I was a man of the right. Recently, I switched to the left. This is an introduction to my story with the hopes that it will encourage many of you to make the transition.

    Left: A Coming-Out Story

    Left: A Coming-Out Story

    by William R Bowen Jr6

  • We all want to live longer, healthier lives. But how do we face middle age and beyond with grace, dignity and good health. Reflections on Fifty helps you focus on what's truly important and not worry about the little stuff. And it's all little stuff.

    Reflections on Turning Fifty

    Reflections on Turning Fifty

    by Deborah Demander12

  • "Oh, I thought we were friends..." Has this thought ever crossed your mind when you were interacting with a friend whom you trusted? Perhaps that friend was unresponsive to what you had said or done or was unexpectedly cold and distant. At any...

    "I Thought We Were Friends"

    "I Thought We Were Friends"

    by Takako Komori4

  • Sad lines are found in novels, poetry and especially music. What's the saddest line YOU'VE ever heard? Or wrote? Join the "sad line challenge" and see if you can write a line that can make me cry!

    Sad Lines

    Sad Lines

    by Lisa Tippette2

  • This personal essay expolores how reading is a journey of self-discovery. This essay explores the impact texts such as Frankenstein, Metamorphosis, and The Thing Around Your Neck has impacted my reading experiences. It also Franz Kafka, Castano & Kidd, and Romain Rolland's perspectives on reading.

    How Reading is a Journey of Self-Discovery

    How Reading is a Journey of Self-Discovery

    by Simran Singh0

  • For my son's birthday, I wanted to give him a special gift - some words of wisdom that he can reflect on as he grows. I know he's too young to understand it all now but one day he will.

    Words of Wisdom From a Mother to Her Son

    Words of Wisdom From a Mother to Her Son

    by Bernadyn6

  • Dealing with feuding friends, self attention seeking posts, and having several of my social media accounts hacked and sending out spam several times; the thrill of "connecting" became more of a nuisance.

    Why I Finally Left Social Media

    Why I Finally Left Social Media

    by Jennifer B0

  • A place where misfits gather and spend time to discuss their misfitted lives.

    The Land of the Misfits

    The Land of the Misfits

    by Linda Bilyeu16

  • On Friday, December 14, a shooter walked into Sandy Hook Elementary school and killed 20 innocent children and 6 staff members. I live less than 15 miles away, and all morning I received a continual stream of emails and texts regarding the police...

    How to Perform 26 Random Acts of Kindness

    How to Perform 26 Random Acts of Kindness

    by Healthy Life37

  • If I could go back in time, would I change some aspects of my life? My answer is unequivocal yes and no! My kids have begged me for years to write about my very unique life, which has involved them, their mother and many others. Now, is the time; to follow me on a journey that even you may be in.

    Gerald (Gerry) Glenn Jones: He Wore Silver and Gold

    Gerald (Gerry) Glenn Jones: He Wore Silver and Gold

    by Gerry Glenn Jones5

  • Despite the negative things about winter that people don't like, there are still things about winter that I like and enjoy. I know that winter can be miserable and bleak but I do enjoy the winter time when it comes. I like the whiteness of everything that is covered in snow.

    Something About the Winter That I Like

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