family

Family unites us; but it's also a challenge. All about fighting to stay together, and loving every moment of it.

Luke Windrow2 years ago
At the Breaking Point
At some point in our lives, we have all come across a point where we have felt low, alone, like you don't belong. Some of us go through our rough days, while others suffer daily. Medical statistics st...
Rich Monetti2 years ago
LGBT Community Seeks Acceptance in Katonah Lewisboro School System
As a High School Guidance Counselor at John Jay High School, Malerie Simon can assure that there’s a very accepting nature among the student body - especially in terms of those who may fall under the ...
Brooklyn M.2 years ago
The Art of Getting By
I do not have a monopoly on suffering. But at seventeen, I've seen my fair share of it. However, this is no sob story, nor is it my entire story. Instead, this is just another chapter of my life---unf...
Matt Croyle2 years ago
The Journey Home
The man could not recall how long he had been moving. To travel now was dangerous, but it was a necessary journey — one he would make willingly. He had created a small fire away from the road as to no...
Ivan Gomez2 years ago
Breathe... Scream!!!
Breathe...."AHHHHHHHH!!!" Breathe...."AHHHHHHHH!!!" I walk in to this scene, I see Dad, my dad, lying on his death bed. I know the inevitable is coming. I'm horrified, how can I face his death? My dad...
Janine Addison2 years ago
The Mixed Kid Defense
I am sure most of you have seen or heard about this woman hurling a racial slur at a Hispanic gentlemen. He had overheard her conversation and suggested she go to another store that might able to help her. She gets defensive and proceeds to tell him to mind his business and that she ain't afraid of no Spic. From the crux of whoever she was talking to, she was quite upset about being in the ghetto. Now I know that racism is alive. I know I am not an idiot to this fact but I find it funny how peop...
Guillermo Calvo2 years ago
Soliloquy In E Minor Sharp
"I'd really like to be drunk", he thought to himself, "but I've gained a lot of weight lately and I can't afford to gain anymore". It wasn't vanity, he just couldn't afford new clothes and he was pret...
Kim Hastings2 years ago
Now That I Am Older Than Dirt
I was young just a couple of days ago. I'm sure of it. I know because I put on my boss medallion and went to a Ban the Bomb protest. I burned my draft card! It was right there under my AARP card. Mayb...
Rebecca Kroll2 years ago
The Last Rose
On their very first date in September 1958, He arrived promptly after seven. He was so nervous, spoke no words, Handed her a red rose so sweet, With a little note scribbled in pen. As she read the not...
Sarah Jane2 years ago
The Impact of Psychological Abuse in Childhood
It happened because both of my parents were abused as children. It happened because they were young, incompatible and immature. It happened because they both had undiagnosed mental health problems abo...
Cheeky Minx2 years ago
What We Need to Hear
Are you a friend or family member of someone with Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder or PMDD? When a loved one is living with PMDD, the sad truth is that you’re living with it too. Our condition is a ser...
Ange S2 years ago
Being Me
There's something that's been bothering me for a while now. A stigma forced upon me by society's expectations, crushing my self worth and causing my heart to drop to the bottom of my stomach, while I ...
Allison Saia2 years ago
Hot Tea
To my husband: The hot tea is sitting on my nightstand. It always tastes better when you make it. You know just how I like it: Yorkshire tea, milk, and two Splendas. There is something very comforting...
Who Gets the Last Laugh?
There is a tune which is popular among Hasidim of Breslov, Oz V’Hadar Levusha. Its words come from Proverbs 31:25, Her clothing is of strength and splendor, and she will laugh on the last day. There is a story told among Breslovers as to how this moving tune came to be composed.
Janine Addison2 years ago
Light Issues
Being on this planet for about 40 years, I had a lot of different things I went through growing up. Being a black girl with natural red head and light skin was considered somewhat of an anomaly during...
Liz LaPoint2 years ago
On Love and Tacos
When I began eating a vegetarian diet in 2001, my live-in boyfriend at the time did not. We had both come upon information about how much healthier it was to substitute vegetable proteins for meat, th...
Vanny Flame2 years ago
Breaking Free
Sadly the family we are born into dictates a lot about who we are and how we will function later on in life and in society. Some will come from open minded households that allow them to seek unending ...
Liz LaPoint2 years ago
Why Do Some People Date Their Lookalikes?
Maybe it’s me, being the product of a white American father and a black Ethiopian mother, but I find it extremely weird when I see couples who look like they’re related. And I’m not talking just super...