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What follows is my own story. I include it to heighten awareness of what often goes unsaid and unspoken. The problem is as old as the human race itself, but like war, it continues. Everyone with an ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 10 comments on Fri Jul 25, 2014 at 06:17 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
My parents planned out their retirement methodically, much like Josef Stalin, with their own five-year plan. The did it the way the television commercials say you’re supposed to go about it. Mom ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 14 comments on Sat Jul 19, 2014 at 10:14 AM PDT with 21 Recommends
Our mom, my brother and I returned from two long full developmental weeks of our vacation on Cape Cod, beginning to find some equilibrium as three still emerging human beings, without a male ...
by leftyparent
Comment Count 5 comments on Sat Jul 12, 2014 at 04:19 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
A few weeks ago, while I was away on AIDS/LifeCycle and therefore off the net, my esteemed fellow-Kossack commonmass posted his coming out story as a diary and encouraged others in our community to ...
by sfbob
Comment Count 73 comments on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 11:55 AM PDT with 76 Recommends
Well, the news has come out that apparently Sgt. Bergdahl is yet another isolated, unhappy young man who turned to the writings of Ayn Rand for solace and direction. It made me think about the ...
by grumpynerd
Comment Count 157 comments on Thu Jun 12, 2014 at 01:25 PM PDT with 94 Recommends
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by OregonWetDog
Comment Count 59 comments on Mon May 26, 2014 at 02:46 PM PDT with 120 Recommends
Long Nook Beach near Truro on Cape Cod My mom rose to the occasion after the divorce with my dad. Though she continued to have a great deal of unresolved anger towards him, and ongoing worries ...
by leftyparent
Comment Count 5 comments on Sun May 04, 2014 at 05:57 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
"Hypocrisy is the tribute that vice pays to virtue, dear man. In an imperfect world, I fear it’s the best we can manage." -- A Delicate Truth , John le Carré
by pwoodford
Comment Count 9 comments on Sat Mar 22, 2014 at 09:00 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
The brooding and mostly repressed sexuality of America in the 1950s that I was born into, was being transformed by a sexual revolution that was taking form in the early 1960s. The seeds of this ...
by leftyparent
Comment Count 2 comments on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 05:00 AM PST with 0 Recommends
Good morning, readers and book lovers! Here we are again with no contributing diarist for the forum today. [Cue tearing of hair and gnashing of teeth.] Three paragraphs are all it takes to write a ...
by Diana in NoVa
Comment Count 71 comments on Fri Feb 07, 2014 at 05:00 AM PST with 20 Recommends
Though I was born in the 1950s with all its conventionally stark division of gender roles, my mom and dad were a pretty unorthodox couple, with a much more egalitarian relationship than the norm. ...
by leftyparent
Comment Count 3 comments on Sat Jan 18, 2014 at 01:07 PM PST with 3 Recommends
Why on EARTH am I doing something like this? Because I left what I thought was a reasonable comment in (yet) another diary that tried to make the case for the idea that choice in one's sexual ...
by Dave in Northridge
Comment Count 148 comments on Sun Jan 05, 2014 at 04:00 PM PST with 103 Recommends
(Picture left is Bach Elementary School in Ann Arbor, Michigan) Nowadays K-12 school has become such a high stakes endeavor that academically oriented parents like mine might do their best to “...
by leftyparent
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Jan 30, 2014 at 05:00 AM PST with 1 Recommend
I recently published Belonging: A Memoir , which can be downloaded for free at Smashwords . This memoir is a companion piece to my novel The Rowan Tree , which is also now available for free through ...
by Robert Fuller
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Dec 13, 2013 at 02:31 PM PST with 3 Recommends
You all know David Harris Gershon , aka The Troubador, from his many great diaries here at the dKos. Well, he's got a new book out, What Do You Buy the Children of the Terrorist Who Tried to Kill ...
by La Gitane
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 12:03 PM PST with 10 Recommends
Originally published in Tikkun Daily | Ahead of my book event tonight at Brooklyn's Congregation Beth Elohim, the New York Post named my book – What Do You Buy the Children of the Terrorist Who ...
by David Harris Gershon
Comment Count 26 comments on Thu Oct 24, 2013 at 09:32 AM PDT with 26 Recommends
I’m fairly certain that most of us have had, at some point in our lives, a friend who was very needy and desirous of our company. In this circumstance, I'm speaking about such a person in my own ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Oct 07, 2013 at 06:20 AM PDT with 49 Recommends
Now that another college football season is upon us, I'd like to finally share my own story. It is both commonplace and unique, indebted as much to tradition and consistency as it is to the next big ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon Sep 09, 2013 at 08:12 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
I'm honored and excited about the fact that Daily Kos will be hosting my U.S. book release party later today for What Do You Buy the Children of the Terrorist Who Tried to Kill Your Wife? Why did ...
by David Harris Gershon
Comment Count 11 comments on Sun Sep 08, 2013 at 08:06 AM PDT with 22 Recommends
Grammy award-winning musician, DJ, and writer, Ahmir Questlove Thompson ,* sat down with Democracy Now! to talk about his career, his first book, and painful incidents of racial profiling. He ...
by LilithGardener
Comment Count 120 comments on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 02:00 PM PDT with 51 Recommends