humanity

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

Anna Dvorakovaa month ago
We Need to Stop Asking People to Bring Us Things from Abroad
I'm lucky to have friends who rarely ask me to bring them stuff from abroad. Actually, I often ask them if there is anything that I could bring them from the States to make them happy. And the only th...
Claire Raymonda month ago
Don’t Hug Me Unless I Know You
None of family hug, we never did. I have two brothers and two sisters, and I can’t even remember the last time I hugged them. It will have been at very least 10 years ago. My mother wasn’t an affectio...
Angel Pereza month ago
A Hypothetical Letter to the Homeless
It's no coincidence that this letter ended up in your hands. It was meant to find you. It was written for you specifically. It's not the act of a self righteous person searching for a way to feel bett...
Sara Ka month ago
I'm a Millennial
I'm going to go ahead and say it. I'm proud of my generation. Why do Millennials get so much criticism? I recently watched a video (This is Why You Don't Succeed—Simon Sinek on the Millennial Generati...
Kristen Colea month ago
Living Arrangements
Here are the basics. Imagine entertaining the idea of venturing out into the "real world" away from your parents to start your very own life at a young age. CONGRATULATIONS! Just like that you are now...
Ashley Peterson2 months ago
An Introvert with Contradictions
I've always been an introvert. Being alone is what feels easy, what feels good. It's how I recharge depleted internal batteries. Yet I live in a society where extroversion is the expectation. People a...
Brandi Payne2 months ago
Social Vs. Introvert
I used to hang out with people and did things just to fit in because I wanted people to like me. It was all a mask and an act I had to play. I only wished that people liked me for me and not what I co...
Madison Rheam2 months ago
But Do You Feel Alive?
Growing up today is hard. Becoming an adult is even harder. The worst part is, though, if you think you're doing it right. Stop what you're doing (which is reading my blog—thanks!) and look around you...
Chloe Gilholy2 months ago
Fishman Epilogue
I spent my twenty-fifth birthday in the cemetery. Drenched from the rain and heavy from burdens. Mum, Dad and my sister were only in their thirties when they died. Why did they have to die so young? I...
Toba Leverton2 months ago
Our Friend, Harry
On the night of November 9, 1938, the Nazi regime began their reign of terror and violence over the Jews of Germany. Referred to as Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass, many consider it the be...
Alix McCormick2 months ago
What I Am Thankful For
Happy Thanksgiving! So as per Thanksgiving tradition I want to say what I am thankful for since I now have more than enough to be thankful for. So here goes: The first thing I am thankful for is my he...
E.F. Landeros2 months ago
Ascending into Paradise
The dictionary defines Paradise as a place of extreme beauty, delight, or happiness. To many people that was exactly what Paradise was and still is to them.
Michelle Frank2 months ago
Pay It Forward
Growing up mainly in Maine, I had the opportunity to see my fellow Maineiacs go out of their way to help those in need, whether it was someone broken down on the side of the road or a family in need a...
Diary of a Dad Aged 50¾ - Part 5
Welcome to the weekend following "World Kindness Day" on Tuesday. You’ve got to love a national day but there just seems to be so many. On the Monday before it was: World French Dip Day (so many thoug...
Danny Weaver2 months ago
I'm Transparent About Being a Male Sexual Assault Survivor
“Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.” - Mario Fernandez November 14, 2014 was the day that my life was forever changed. Four years ago, I was sexually assaulted. I won't share the det...
Terry James2 months ago
Holiday Wars
~~~*Holiday Wars*~~~ Thanksgiving was not happy, not even a little bit, as he looked out over the world on his day of days. He witnessed the huddled freezing masses lined up in front of storefronts an...
Caroline Brazeau2 months ago
Hello It's Me
While I was listening to the radio, the announcer talked about a writing project that is all the rage these days, writing a letter to himself. This letter from me to me, which is particularly addresse...
Chloe Gilholy2 months ago
Fishman Chapter Ten
Todd always seems to be the first to bar and loves being the last to leave. In the corner of the pub where cold pints covered the little table by the fire, Todd shows me some of his favourite screensh...