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  • Also known as Motel Drive, Golden State Served as the major highway between southern California and Sacramento. Now in preparation for the High Speed Rail, much of the area is being razed. These are some images of the old Highway 99

    Motel Drive, Fresno

    Motel Drive, Fresno

    by Liam Cooper3

  • "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 Amy DeMarco24

  • My husband began hunting at the deer camp in Strong, Arkansas when he was 8 or 9 years old and still hunts there for at least a month every fall. We make periodic trips to the camp, riding our four-wheelers, fishing, taking walks, battling the snakes and just having fun. It's become a part of our lives that we treasure because it brings us back to who we really are.

    Nature:  The Ultimate Healer

    Nature: The Ultimate Healer

    by Sue Pratt3

  • I am not FAT, I'm a survivor. We often assume the brokenness of another, however, we are all survivors, instead of guessing we should seek someone's truth.

    I’m Not Fat; I Am a Survivor

    I’m Not Fat; I Am a Survivor

    by Kathy Henderson0

  • 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 Olsen6

  • HATE has been slowly erupting in the world like a rumbling volcano. But exactly WHERE is all this hate coming from? Are the dark forces of evil working overtime, or is it more "man-made" due to our changing times? More importantly, HOW can we stop it - or at least keep it in check?

    Where Is All This Hate Coming From?

    Where Is All This Hate Coming From?

    by Lisa Tippette5

  • 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 Yovino18

  • Last summer, my husband and I were riding our four-wheelers through the woods in Arkansas when he hit a tiny fawn that was lying in the trail. In the span of just a few hours, our hearts were captured by the gorgeous little character and it was very, very hard to say good-bye.

    Gentle Fawn

    Gentle Fawn

    by Sue Pratt19

  • My personal struggle with trying to hang on to a ridiculously handsome, charming man that has many, many female friends on Facebook, Instagram and in person. The struggle is read, the struggle is riddled with anxiety, and the struggle lives on as I try to hold on to love and our castles in the sky.

    Social Media Is Ruining My Relationship

    Social Media Is Ruining My Relationship

    by Charlotte Doyle3

  • 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. Simmons33

  • "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

  • Is God punishing you? If so, why? If not, why are these things happening to you? This article answers those questions and shows you how to change and understand your situation.

    Essay: Why is God Punishing Me?

    Essay: Why is God Punishing Me?

    by Tessa Schlesinger1

  • As soon as we made our way into the tower mall, I immediately felt this strange wave of oppression. From the pit of my stomach came this feeling and it traveled to my heart, and I felt a huge burden, and one that I'd never felt so powerful before.

    A Psychic Premonition of a Fateful Day: 9/11

    A Psychic Premonition of a Fateful Day: 9/11

    by Ziyena Brazos0

  • 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

    Something About the Winter That I Like

    by Linda Bryen45

  • 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

  • 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 Weithers72

  • 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

  • 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

  • These books have somehow become literary icons, with a spot on every list of the 100 books you have to read before you die. The reality is that many of these so-called masterpieces are boring and virtually unreadable.

    The Five Classic Books No One Can Stand to Read

    The Five Classic Books No One Can Stand to Read

    by Robert P1

  • 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

  • I decided to become a tourist in my own town of Marlow Bucks just for a day. These are my thoughts and photos.

    A Tourist in My Own Town

    A Tourist in My Own Town

    by Nell Rose49

  • 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

  • Focusing on your blessings, instead of obsessing over your problems, can help put things in perspective. Remember to pause and reflect on the little things.

    Thanksgiving: 10 Expressions of Gratitude

    Thanksgiving: 10 Expressions of Gratitude

    by Sara Krentz7

  • Arizona. I've just begun a contract job here, and I am enjoying the land and the people. Join me as I share some of the places I've visited and one of the interesting people I have met along the way.

    Arizona: A Land of Extremes

    Arizona: A Land of Extremes

    by Chris Mills24

  • I couldn't help but notice. No—really. I couldn't help but notice because it's dark outside, your blinds are wide open, and all the lights in your entire house are on. My eyes are drawn to the light—and thus to you—like a moth to a flame.

    Why Do People Leave Their Curtains Open at Night?

    Why Do People Leave Their Curtains Open at Night?

    by Kate P91

  • 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

  • Many times I have lost my words, given up the pen and thought I had no more stories to share with the world. Then something happens that changes everything and I am back in the role as a scribe, an observer of the events around me. It is my duty.

    The Reason I Write

    The Reason I Write

    by Jennifer B1

  • While texting and messaging is a convenient tool to keep in touch, it can often creates daily stress in our lives. Texting allows us more control over talking on the phone and allows us to establish communication boundaries.

    The Good, Bad, and Ugly Ways Texting Affects Relationships

    The Good, Bad, and Ugly Ways Texting Affects Relationships

    by Debra Roberts23

  • 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

  • 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 Samantha4

  • A personal piece about how my grandma's influence has contributed to my way of life. Take a look.

    How My Grandmother Raised Me

    How My Grandmother Raised Me

    by AE Williams27

  • 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

  • While some may not agree that Matthew 18 is applicable in Marriage, I have personally discovered that if one of the partners is willing to approach their spouse when a conflict arises, with the intention to to resolve the matter utilizing this method given to us by Jesus, there can be great benefit.

    Should Matthew 18 Be Applied in Marriage?

    Should Matthew 18 Be Applied in Marriage?

    by Robert Coello0

  • This is a look at some of the places and memories in New York City over the years. This article is mostly from personal experience. As with New York City in general some things have changed and some things remain constant.

    Christmas Time in New York City

    Christmas Time in New York City

    by Robert Sacchi12

  • 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

  • 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 Benlulu49

  • My personal love of rock hounding is paralleled with spiritual lesson and application in this lesson. Rocks do truly cry out the praises of the One who made them.

    The Stones Cry Out

    The Stones Cry Out

    by Tamarajo8

  • This is my story about why I have gray hair. Actually, it’s the gray hair I asked for, my Aunt Totsie’s gray hair. So you see, I could never dye it. How often do we get exactly what we asked for?

    The Gray Hair I Asked For

    The Gray Hair I Asked For

    by rmcrayne41

  • In the late 1960's/ early 70's we didn't celebrate Halloween with sparkly shop bought costumes, nor with pumpkins or trick or treat! So how did we liven things up at Halloween all those years ago?

    An Old Scottish Halloween

    An Old Scottish Halloween

    by Helen Murphy Howell13

  • Pastors have the authority to do many things as the leaders of community churches. However, there are many things pastors cannot do.

    25 Things Pastors Cannot Do

    25 Things Pastors Cannot Do

    by Margaret Minnicks2

  • 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

  • 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 Mollat14

  • 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

  • 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

  • Ritche was the second man I was assigned to during the time I worked as a volunteer providing support to people with AIDS. Blaine, the first man I worked with was a gentle soul and had made peace with the world and with his dying. Ritchie was another matter entirely.

    AIDS:  Volunteer Work in the '80s

    AIDS: Volunteer Work in the '80s

    by Sue Pratt10

  • Read about my experience learning about social norms and cultural prescriptions concerning gendered verbal communication, and how masculine speech differs from feminine speech.

    Verbal Communication Along Gender Lines

    Verbal Communication Along Gender Lines

    by glassvisage7

  • 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

  • I realize that my headline sparks numerous answers, and that is great! I am not going to bore anyone with a list or a set of bullets with talking points. I appreciate your reading this very open hub and just hope that one of you are blessed.

    What Type of Life Does a 65-Year Old Lead?

    What Type of Life Does a 65-Year Old Lead?

    by Kenneth Avery6

  • 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

  • A letter to women who are adjusting to life with children, after years of uncertainty of whether you might ever have children, from a woman who has experienced both. It can be difficult to adjust from the mindset of wanting another baby, to being satisfied with the amount of children you have.

    A Letter to Infertile Women, After Having Children

    A Letter to Infertile Women, After Having Children

    by J Schatzel0

  • Things were a little different on Halloween back in the 1950s. If you were a kid back then this may jog your memory. If you weren't then maybe you would like to see how different it was.

    A 1950's Halloween Celebration

    A 1950's Halloween Celebration

    by Ellen Gregory25

  • 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

  • I came to a remote place where nature thrived and man, if he stayed, would have to survive. There was plenty to please the eye and challenge the mind, but to get there was a challenge to the whole being. In the end he was not king of the hill, but an attentive student, an inspired artist.

    The Fourth Plateau: An Essay

    The Fourth Plateau: An Essay

    by Chris Mills14

  • 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

  • A six-point strategy for trusting God wholeheartedly, even in the darkness.

    Taking the Leap of Faith

    Taking the Leap of Faith

    by Christian Writings6

  • 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 MizBejabbers87

  • This is the story of a boy I knew when I grew up in the outskirts of Washington, D.C.

    For a Boy Named Gordy

    For a Boy Named Gordy

    by Liam Cooper6

  • These Christmas stockings still remain in honor of the 26 lost in the Sandy Hook tragedy. My son reminded me that many parents had probably already brought holiday gifts for their children. healthylife2 My desire to perform 26 random acts of...

    How Did People React to My 26 Random Acts of Kindness?

    How Did People React to My 26 Random Acts of Kindness?

    by Healthy Life32

  • This article is Part 2 of my story in trying to find my mother's birth parents. My mother passed away in 1999 not long after finding out she was adopted. She never learned the truth prior to her death and I'm closer than I've ever been before.

    30 Years of Waiting for My Mom's Birth Parents - Part 2

    30 Years of Waiting for My Mom's Birth Parents - Part 2

    by Kasey Kolosh1

  • 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

  • Lost is the art of rushing to the mailbox for physical mail, as digital communications are the way of the world. I sometimes still long for the simple days of getting a letter from a friend, rather than a text message.

    Pen Pals: The Lost Art Of Letter Writing

    Pen Pals: The Lost Art Of Letter Writing

    by Jennifer B2

  • 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

  • A number of entries in an autograph album, 1910-11, follow particular themes, such as Christian and Moral, Friendship and Funny. The album includes illustrations in some entries, a number of signatures and addresses from people living in the Daylesford and Chewton areas of Victoria and also in Melbourne.

    Wise Sayings: An Old Autograph Album

    Wise Sayings: An Old Autograph Album

    by Bronwen Scott-Branagan55

  • 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

  • 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 Willow Mattox24

  • 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

  • William Cullen Bryant says we are to so live that when it is time for us to die, we should not fight it, but welcome it. We should not be afraid like a slave at night in a dungeon. Instead, we should be sustained and soothed with an unfaltering trust approaching our grave like one who wraps the covers from his bed around him and lies down to pleasant dreams.

    'Thanatopsis: A View of Death' by William Cullen Bryant

    'Thanatopsis: A View of Death' by William Cullen Bryant

    by Margaret Minnicks6

  • A family is the basic unit of society. It may consists of parents and children living together or a group of people with common ancestry. Communication plays a vital role in the development of what a call a "One Big Happy Family".

    How to Improve Family Communication?

    How to Improve Family Communication?

    by Paul Balagtas2

  • For the last 4.5 years I have been looking into my deceased mother's birth family. I received her original birth certificate early December 2018 and have made great strides learning about my biological family that is still alive today.

    30 Years of Waiting for My Mom's Birth Parents - Part 5

    30 Years of Waiting for My Mom's Birth Parents - Part 5

    by Kasey Kolosh1

  • Diagnosed and still fighting cancer, I am dealing with the effects and emotions of my husband's illness. We all need a break and this is a story of my break to get air and think.

    A Break From the Battleground, Walking the Dog

    A Break From the Battleground, Walking the Dog

    by Denise McGill13

  • If you're petite and are now living somewhere in Holland, you will surely relate to this article. Don't worry you are not alone in your struggle and though there may be a lot of perks to living in Holland, it sure does offer some very awkward moments that only us, petite girls would understand...

    6 Common Struggles Only a Petite Woman Would Understand

    6 Common Struggles Only a Petite Woman Would Understand

    by Jennifer Gonzales2

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  • I have been abroad for higher studies years ago. But it is not exactly the academic studies that I reminisce now from those good old years but glimmering highlights that made my academic life joyous and jubilant.

    Glimmering Highlights of Academic Life Abroad

    Glimmering Highlights of Academic Life Abroad

    by Rosina S Khan0

  • This is a true story about a UFO and alien 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 Anderson6

  • Each and every person in this world is afraid of something. And one of the most common is the fear of failure. But to achieve success we need to overcome our fears and be confident in ourselves. With self-confidence comes success.

    Overcoming Fear

    Overcoming Fear

    by Sudhir2

  • This is a story, full of humor, describing the fun study tour I had along with friends in a small town university on the outskirts of the city abroad. It is meant to shower you with happy smiles and switch you to a joyous and light mood. Interested? Read on.

    Happy Smiles For You: A Short Story

    Happy Smiles For You: A Short Story

    by Rosina S Khan0

  • 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 knew you had only 3 months to live, would it change the way you conducted yourself? These are things I would do if I had limited time and why I would do them.

    3 Months to Live

    3 Months to Live

    by Denise McGill21

  • Is it right to allow young children and babies to use iPads? Is it possible that such interaction with electronics at a young age may effect relationships and emotional growth in the future?

    Should Young Kids and Babies Be Using Ipads?

    Should Young Kids and Babies Be Using Ipads?

    by Gabriel Wilson8

  • 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 Lawson81

  • 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

  • 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

  • In my lifetime, I have visited countries in North America, East Asia, and Southeast Asia. Now retired, I still have states and countries on my bucket list to see.

    A Lifetime of Travel

    A Lifetime of Travel

    by Paul Richard Kuehn8

  • When travelling, bed and breakfast places are great for gathering information about the locality and for meeting other guests who have a wealth of stories.

    Road Trip Stories

    Road Trip Stories

    by Rupert Taylor4

  • 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

  • Omar's Rubaiyat is one of Alex's poetic and artistic illustrations of the deeper philosophies of mind and body. He delves into the work and gives it his love and praises.

    Omar Khayyam's Rubaiyat

    Omar Khayyam's Rubaiyat

    by Alexander James Guckenberger7

  • 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

  • If I could wave a magic wand and change anything about my beloved field of art and illustration, I would change many mistaken attitudes about art and illustration. Here are just 5 of those things.

    5 Things I Would Change About Illustration

    5 Things I Would Change About Illustration

    by Denise McGill9

  • The personal impact of a simple in-flight movie and how the compassion of total strangers made this an unforgettable ending to our perfect adventure.

    A Life Lesson During a Long Flight Home

    A Life Lesson During a Long Flight Home

    by Debra Roberts15

  • As many as 1 in every 100 individuals might be asexual in today's day and age and yet no one really knows about us. We live in the shadows. Read one asexual's musings about others, the dating world, and the meaning of it all.

    More Frank Observations from an Acrimonious Asexual

    More Frank Observations from an Acrimonious Asexual

    by Theophanes Avery24

  • This is a very serious hub. I do wish at this time that I could present something with butterflies and flowers, but the fabric of life is made up of more than these pleasant things. And buzzards.

    Secrets of Nature’s Clean-up Crew: Buzzards

    Secrets of Nature’s Clean-up Crew: Buzzards

    by Kenneth Avery0

  • 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

  • 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 Bryen31

  • 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

  • A humorous look at growing up on Long Island in the 1970's, highlighting the role that the Long Island Oak beach Inn played in that process.

    The Long Island Oak Beach Inn

    The Long Island Oak Beach Inn

    by Bill Yovino19

  • 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 Christopher James Stone15

  • "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

  • 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 Inglish MS31

  • Almost losing my dad to a massive stroke helped me forgive him from past hurts I was holding onto and to focus on the valuable lessons he taught me.

    15 Life Lessons My Father Taught Me

    15 Life Lessons My Father Taught Me

    by Madeleine Clays0

  • Believe it or not, church people can be rude or clueless about church etiquette. Here are some common problems and some resolutions.

    Church Ettiquett 101

    Church Ettiquett 101

    by Lori Colbo25

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