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I am a high school counselor and each May I get ready to read the names of about 100 seniors as they walk across the stage at one of the most important milestones in their lives, graduation. As ...
by wkspray
Comment Count 40 comments on Thu May 21, 2015 at 08:19 PM PDT with 53 Recommends
Last week, I fired a handgun for the first time in my life. And for those of you hoping to learn that my experience transformed me from a gun-phobe to a gun-lover: Sorry. I never want to do that ...
by gloriasb
Comment Count 86 comments on Thu May 21, 2015 at 03:48 PM PDT with 48 Recommends
Hey everyone. My first diary in a long while. Something I've been mulling for years and just never seen articulated quite in this way. So here goes, and I'll try to keep it short. All this recent ...
by pistols at dawn
Comment Count 43 comments on Wed May 20, 2015 at 06:42 PM PDT with 46 Recommends
Need to know what volumes were on Bin Ladin's bookshelf? Curious if his reading tastes were close to yours? Ever consider if what you read makes you who you are, or is who you are dictated by what ...
by Limelite
Comment Count 64 comments on Wed May 20, 2015 at 02:47 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
I have been disabled for about 6 years now. It's amazing the number of people who look at you and assume you are faking it. I'm not a light weight person, in fact I'm carrying far too much ...
by prettymeadow
Comment Count 27 comments on Wed May 20, 2015 at 07:55 AM PDT with 44 Recommends
So I know I'm a bit behind here, but just watched the finale of Mad Men, after being a devoted fan through all its seasons. Some seasons were better than others, some episodes were better than ...
by StellaRay
Comment Count 80 comments on Tue May 19, 2015 at 09:35 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
I teach a college course on jazz and hip hop at a Southern California university, and after listening to Fox's Bill O'Reilly bloviate last week about how hip hop and rap are to blame for declining ...
by Doctor Jazz
Comment Count 38 comments on Mon May 25, 2015 at 07:49 AM PDT with 105 Recommends
I've been spending hours and hours over the past few months in deep meditation. Meditation regarding my life, life in general, life on earth, humanity, how my life fits in with humanity... how my ...
by nicolemaschke
Comment Count 40 comments on Tue May 19, 2015 at 02:43 PM PDT with 53 Recommends
The 2014 elections produced many interesting and unusual results. A prime example of this involves the states of New Hampshire and Maine. New Hampshire is generally considered to be the most ...
by ProudNewEnglander
Comment Count 54 comments on Tue May 19, 2015 at 06:00 AM PDT with 29 Recommends
On November 4, 2008, President Barack Obama proclaimed the following in his election night victory speech : "This is our time, to put our people back to work and open doors of opportunity for our ...
by james321
Comment Count 145 comments on Mon May 18, 2015 at 03:42 PM PDT with 215 Recommends
With great interest I tune into the "gloom and doom" sayers concerning marriage equality. According to them, if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the various same-sex marriage bans enacted by some of ...
by RickThompson
Comment Count 26 comments on Mon May 18, 2015 at 01:05 PM PDT with 26 Recommends
A little more than a month ago, vaunted New York Times author David Brooks wrote an introspective piece entitled The Moral Bucket List . In that space, a typically pensive Brooks reflected on ...
by Grizzard
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon May 18, 2015 at 01:45 PM PDT with 49 Recommends
For a recent project, I’ve been researching organizations and values within organizations. I happened to come across On Value and Values by Douglas K. Smith because of the following quote: For ...
by akadjian
Comment Count 59 comments on Mon May 18, 2015 at 06:13 AM PDT with 36 Recommends
Sitting next to a pond watching the ducks or geese would be so relaxing I read somewhere that there was a huge old mall, which had outlived it's usefulness and rather than tear it down, they ...
by john972
Comment Count 101 comments on Mon May 18, 2015 at 04:41 PM PDT with 159 Recommends
International students, many of whom are Asian and White, are oftentimes the overwhelming majority in U.S. doctoral programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. ...
by kpascual
Comment Count 217 comments on Sun May 17, 2015 at 07:30 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
Washington state legislators are concerned that a $25/ton carbon tax proposed in Carbon Washington’s ballot initiative, I-732, will be too “blunt” an instrument. So they are reviving a more ...
by Pacificshift
Comment Count 13 comments on Sun May 17, 2015 at 09:39 AM PDT with 53 Recommends
It was a November day and I was one of a swarm of 62 second graders at St. Bede The Venerable Grammar School. I'd had a bumpy landing in grammar school and still spent most of my days in a state of ...
by Emmet
Comment Count 54 comments on Sat May 23, 2015 at 10:00 AM PDT with 53 Recommends
There is a role for secret negotiations, at times. There is a time for discretion. Usually this crops up in foreign affairs, and usually to do with national security. Sometimes, for peace to occur, ...
by Addison
Comment Count 92 comments on Sat May 16, 2015 at 05:05 PM PDT with 157 Recommends
cross-posted at annoyedomnivore.wordpress.com For two decades farmers in California’s Central Valley have been buying water from the Chevron Kern River oil field, which is ...
by Robocop
Comment Count 48 comments on Sat May 16, 2015 at 04:43 PM PDT with 58 Recommends
Incumbent Democratic Mayor Alvin Brown (left) and his challenger, former RPOF Chairman Lenny Curry (right) Tuesday, May 19, is a big deal for Alvin Brown. Besides the fact that it's Hồ Chí Minh'...
by Tyler Yeargain
Comment Count 16 comments on Mon May 18, 2015 at 06:30 AM PDT with 21 Recommends