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Erica:On Life As An Empath

Judging me for being emotional? Well, don’t, because it may be YOUR emotions I’m feeling. Remember that one episode that time of Star Trek: The Next Generation? You know the one, the one where Counselor Troi gets all upset and Picard doesn’t understand why but he knows if he doesn’t listen to her the Borg …

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Anon: On Distance and Time

I had hoped that after he graduated we would become friends. For a while, I thought we were. Jon was smart. Funny. Popular. Good looking. Athletic. The type of boy that I would have given anything to be friends with when I was in high school. He said hello every morning, and told me to …

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Scott:On Connections

Connections After the news of August 23, 2012, I’m still not ready to give up on Lance Armstrong. Al Kaline Dick Butkus Gail Goodrich Lance Armstrong All of these sports legends have a connection. The connection is my Dad. Let me explain My Father loved sports. He didn’t spend hours in front of the TV …

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Anon: On Having One of Those Days

It’s one of those days. The kind where every exhale holds the promise of tears that don’t end. I’m in the pit. Can’t climb out. Fuck. Fuck it all. Fuck me. All of my emotional strength is exhausted. Stripped, naked and bare, vulnerable to the world. I excuse my seemingly endless supply of tears with being …

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Megan: On Loss

Be humble, for you are made of earth… My cousin’s 9-year old daughter passed away earlier this year. After her brain tumour was discovered, she lived for 402 days. Though I don’t know all of the specifics of the type of tumour she had, what I do know is that 402 days wasn’t enough time …

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Larry: On Being 62

I’m 62 but, I like to think I continue to maintain relevance in the world. There are some things I really like about the way things are now, like all the technology and the wonderful miracles around us. I’m still in awe of the things we can do with a flick of the wrist or …

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Susan: On Sharing My Culture

Hey, it’s the puppeteer herself here. How’s things? Good? I hope so. Thanks to everyone for sharing their stories in the past six months and thanks to you all for reading them. This site is run by you all iand I will post what you send me when you send it to me. Sometimes there …

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Therese: On Making a Change

Change. We long for it. Whether it’s better health, a new job, a new home, a new car, a new _______, something different, something better, we are moving toward it every day. Sometimes in big ways, sometimes with small steps. There is a flip side to this. We also dread change. To leave that which …

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Anon: On Being the Adoptive Mother

You know one, or know someone who knows one, or you are one. An adoptive Mom. For whatever reason, the child that calls them or you Mom came from another woman’s uterus. I am an adoptive mom. For reasons too complex to delve into here and now, my husband and I chose adoption as a …

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Jonathan: On Being The Odd Man Out

My journey, not unlike many I think, feels surreal in the first person. Almost three years ago, my wife told me she had no desire to be married to me anymore. In hindsight, I should have seen this coming but, really I, like so many, I lied to myself and said everything was ok. Counseling …