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The Haze of Hazing

Modern American culture does not have any initiations into adulthood. We have no rites of passage to prepare our youth for the transition of becoming a man/woman. There are some religious ceremonies that mark this transition, but as a society we don’t have a common ritual to punctuate this moment in our personal evolution. I …

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When I found out I was pregnant I was elated! The thought of having a baby brought me so much joy, because the world needs more of my DNA. You are welcome, planet earth…

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Ana-Matronic

Humans are social animals. That is why solitary confinement is the worst form of punishment we inflict on prisoners. People would rather hang out with a bunch of criminals, avoiding gang rape and race wars, than be alone without human contact for an extended period of time. We crave community and connection like candy because …

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Lovely Libertarian Lady

In America we claim to live in the greatest democracy in the world. Yet at the same time, we also ascribe to the cliché of voting for the lesser of two evils. The nation was even furious at Ralph Nader for daring to run for president and “making” Al Gore lose the election. India has …

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Toni-Munch Cuddle

Things are about to get real hypocritical up in here – so get ready. When you have a kid, your biology makes you think about them constantly.  As mammals, our brains literally change by the influx of hormones so our main priority becomes keeping our kids alive… rather than eating them because we feel peckish. …

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Doomed to Repeat?

I try and find the underlying message or lesson in every mistake I make.  We all know mistakes can be incredibly valuable gifts in that way.  Unfortunately, there are some that don’t readily reveal their enlightening nugget of wisdom. I recently slammed my thumb in a car door.  Obvious mistake.  But other than, “!@&*$#!!, don’t …

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Grace New Hampshire

The Last Unicorn, The Last of the Mohicans, The Last Samurai… I’ve always had an affinity for characters that feel the existential loneliness that comes from being the only one of their kind. Maybe that is because feeling like an outsider or the “other” is a part of the human condition or maybe it’s because …

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