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Impact of High School on Adult Life? Research for Current Writing Project

“When you get to be our age, you all of a sudden realize that you are being ruled by people you went to high school with … You all of a sudden catch on that life is nothing but high school.” Or so Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., said, referring to the words of a fellow Indianapolis grad. (Taken from Times article,9171,2076739-1,00.html) Is this true? Are we determined by…


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Time to Quit...Again

It was May, 1984. I was fifteen years old, sitting in a sophomore history class at Brookfield High School in Brookfield, Mo. My history teacher read the daily bulletin. First up in the school announcements were the names of my fellow classmates who would be inducted into the National Honor Society. I held my breath,…


Added by Annette Drake on June 24, 2014 at 5:30pm — 10 Comments

It's time to quit...again

It was May, 1984. I was 15 years old, sitting in a sophomore history class at Brookfield High School in Brookfield, Missouri. My history teacher read the daily bulletin. First up in the school announcements were the names of my fellow classmates who would be inducted into the National Honor Society. I held my breath, knowing I would hear my name. My teacher finished the list and then went onto other bits of news. I couldn’t believe it. My name was not read.  

After the class ended, I…


Added by Annette Drake on March 1, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

He Slipped Away Without a Notice

It started yesterday when I was scrolling through Facebook updates.  I have too many “friends” and “like” too many pages to ever do a thorough reading.  But in my scrolling,  something popped out.  A person I didn’t know had posted photos of one of my FB friends.  And next to it the letters RIP.
Let’s call him "Carl."  He’s one of my FB “friends” that come from my teenage era. I graduated from a small town high school the same year that Carl did. I didn’t really know…

Added by Etta Worthington on September 18, 2013 at 10:05am — No Comments

High Net Worth Divorce: Don't You Wish You Had a Prenuptial Agreement?

Some of the largest amounts of money in a marriage changes hands when it ends. No matter how much a wedding cost or how much a couple spent on a house, a divorce can be the most expensive separation outside of a corporate merger. High net worth divorces are a standard feature in the tabloids each year, as celebrity divorces allow regular people to glimpse into the sordid dirty laundry of the stars. If you are worth more than the average, you should seriously…


Added by Jennifer Caughey on July 13, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Top 5 Reasons You Should Only Buy High End Sex Toys

1. Better Performance

High end sex toys have more powerful and quieter motors, which means more stimulation and better orgasms. Also, someone in the next room won't hear what you are up to! Better motors also have more speeds and settings so you have more variety. Many luxury vibrators have remote controls that make it easier to use alone or with a partner.

2. More Discreet

These adult toys don’t look like sex toys. They are discreet and erotic objects of…


Added by Stacy Rybchin on February 12, 2013 at 10:28am — No Comments

Alien on Campus

Alien on Campus

Added by Cathy Morton on January 26, 2013 at 11:11am — No Comments

If The Shoe Fits

If the Shoe Fits

I recently got to travel to Las Vegas. It was the first time for me, and I was excited about seeing the city that sports more neon lights than any other. The first thing I saw when we deplaned at the Las Vegas airport was a row of slot machines. For the next three days, I saw more slot machines (and a variety of other gambling devices) than I had ever…

Added by Rebecca Elswick on December 14, 2012 at 6:22pm — 2 Comments

Baldwin Park Students in Top 20% Nationwide!

As you know, Shay Olivarria, has had a mutually beneficial relationship with the…


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Why I Write YA

When people hear that I write novels for teenagers, they often respond with a question that I find ever so slightly disingenuous: “How can you remember all that stuff?”

I really shouldn’t accuse complete strangers of lying to my face. After all, it’s hard to think of something to say when someone tells you her profession (“You’re a lawyer? That must be so…interesting”), and people might feel that a simple, “Cool” will…


Added by Melissa Kantor on February 4, 2012 at 1:00pm — 45 Comments

Another Bleeping Very Special Lesson

I woke up feeling blue. Wasn't sure why. I was in a warm bed, NPR on the radio. The sun was coming out, but I heard rain was on the rain. I got a cup of coffee and an orange, then checked my email. Junk, plus a note about Amanda Hocking's new book hitting number four on the NYT bestseller list. I was happy for her, but then the article said "And she's only twenty-seven." As I've mentioned before, I'm going to be forty in a couple of months, so when people say "And she/he…


Added by Jennifer Kathleen Gibbons on January 18, 2012 at 3:14pm — No Comments

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Added by Tracy Elizabeth on October 30, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Party in the Art Room Closet

When I was in junior high school, I had an art teacher named Mr. Loften.  I was thinking about him yesterday and marveling at just how cool this guy was.

What got me reminiscing was a writing exercise.  I'm taking a class at Gotham Writer's Workshop, and yesterday our instructor asked us to "remember a place from your childhood that was special to you, and write a description of it."

My fellow students opened their…


Added by Kim Brittingham on October 27, 2011 at 7:06am — No Comments

If I Knew Then What I Know Now

With a daughter in middle school, I am reminded daily that being 13 is the worst age to be, followed closely by 12, 14, and 15.  I’ve often said there isn’t enough money in the world to convince me to redo those awful years.

I see Elliott struggle with self-esteem, body image, and with social…


Added by Lanita Moss on October 10, 2011 at 5:51am — No Comments

Mothers of Toddlers with Tiaras

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Added by Tracy Elizabeth on September 18, 2011 at 4:27pm — No Comments


Today is my high school homecoming.  For the past several years, I have made the pilgrimage home to partake in the festivities with my friends.

The weekend starts with pre-parade cocktails, followed by a ringside seat on the parade route.  After the parade, it’s on to a late lunch…followed by…


Added by Lanita Moss on September 16, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

Trying to figure out where to from here?

Just this past week I was diagnosed with Lupus and arthritis. I must admit it has rattled me a bit, mainly because I don't have any understanding of these two diagnoses. In 1998 I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. In 2002 it was gastroparesis. In 2004 type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and out of control triglycerides. It seems my body has it's shares of auto-immune diseases. I have 5… Continue

Added by DeeBee on August 28, 2011 at 12:15am — 1 Comment

Snow in Israel in August?

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Time Flies......

Picture this…..your sixteen year old comes home and says, “I want to talk to you and I really want you to listen and think seriously about what I’m going to say.” What is the first thing that goes through your mind? I know…me too… hold your breath for a minute and hope for the best…right!?  You just…


Added by Amy Wise on June 1, 2011 at 5:43pm — No Comments

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