humanity

For better or for worse, relationships reveal the core of the human condition.

Maurice Bernier18 hours ago
A Cemetery Sunrise
There are some sights that are hard to describe. One may have an idea, but describing it exactly is something very hard to do. I should know. I am trying to describe it here. Cemeteries are quite an u...
Black People Seem to Have a Problem with the Individuality of Other Black People
Picture this: Ever since you were a little kid, you always felt insecure about your nose. It was a little crooked and bent out of shape, and in your opinion, way too big for your face. You got teased ...
Four Ways to Cope With Heart Break
Listen, I' am not going to sit here and give you some sugar coated crap, that getting over heartbreak is easy, and that there's a ten-step list you have to follow to make your problems disappear. Ther...
Maurice Bernier4 days ago
Emotionally Abandoned
Abandoned! Stranded! Lonesome! Isolated! Alone! Left for dead! Yeah! These words define right now what I am going through right this moment. It is not easy. It is the toughest situation in the world. ...
Ish H4 days ago
Transmutation of a Stranger
I see her just about every morning as I walk to work. I go towards the train, as she is walking out of it. I go to work at her city, and she comes to mine. At first, it wasn’t her who drew my attentio...
Alyssa Day5 days ago
Differences Between Blondes and Brunettes
Diversity is one of the most wonderful things today’s world and today’s life offers to us. Women come in a great variety of shapes, colors, and mindsets. But is there any actual scientific differences...
Escaping My Past... Part One
I want you to picture a small young child around the age of eight with her toy (use your imagination) in one hand, and her blanket in the other. I want you to imagine her walking through the dark hall...
Chimdi Chime7 days ago
One Bad Deed Doesn’t Define a Person
Have you ever been in a situation where you were looked down on or judged because of something you did in the past? Well it isn’t a pleasant feeling. Or, have you ever looked down on someone and thoug...
KL Hankins7 days ago
The Things We Say
Something profound happened to me recently. It happened shortly after getting my second paycheck from my new job this past Christmas. I passed a stranger in a grocery store. He looked at me, nodded hi...
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John Hunter8 days ago
The Art of Open Discussion
Do you ever feel like when you try to discuss a topic with someone that has an opposing view point, that it just turns into an argument? Well maybe not an argument. But so many people SAY they are ope...
Why Do We Ignore the Homeless?
The poet Shane Koyczan once said "tragedy is a switch, we're never more than one flick away from it, that can happen to any one at anytime." Knowing that homelessness is one bad mistake, or an untimel...
Carsyn Smith9 days ago
Labor Day, 2018
When you wake me up with a kiss on my forehead, you tell me, Take a shower, we’re going out to breakfast this morning. I drive down to the strip district in my favorite baby blue romper, and you sing ...
When I Realized I Cared Way Too Much About What Other People Think
“I cared so much about others opinions, even my physical body reacted to them” Unfortunately, one of my biggest flaws is that I’ve always been a people pleaser. I subconsciously adjust my thoughts, be...
Caroline Bailey10 days ago
Why I Can't Be Loved
So I bet you clicked on this thinking, well, damn another sob story about the lack of love in someone's life. I am betting it is something you have experienced yourself, or at the very least you know ...
Kylie Jamieson12 days ago
10 Things Not to Say to a Person with a Disability
I’ve been disabled my entire life, but only in a wheelchair for 11 out of my 23 years on this Earth. And in those 23 years, I’ve had my fair share of insulting, back-handed statements and questions co...
Broken Promises
I know there are a lot of people complaining about how we live our lives today with social media, how we're quickly offended by the smallest things or how we take things for granted. Our lives have ch...
Morganne Thayer14 days ago
People Watching
Yesterday was one of the first warm and sunny days we have had this spring, and was a good day to get out and see the town. As always, in Burlington, VT, Church Street Marketplace comes alive as soon ...
Monique Star14 days ago
Groceries, Ignorance, and Logicality
I felt the need to share this with someone, so after sharing it with some friends, they recommended posting my story online, so here we go. I was going to the local grocery store with my boyfriend, Pa...