humanity

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

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Anita Powell10 days ago
Thrown Away People
We know of the people that we see on the streets that have been thrown away, by choice or circumstance. There are also throwaway people much closer to you, maybe in your very own home. These throwaway...
Alice 10 days ago
A Little Big Thing
Do you ever meet someone who makes you feel both small and big at the same time? Small because whenever you're with them, you feel protected. You feel safe and sheltered. You feel cared for, and secur...
Chris Sylla12 days ago
The Tragikal Tales of the Sometimes Princess
This is based on the first two chapters of my book, a sort of autobiographicall novella published by Lulu. Copyright © 2019 by Chris Sylla. All rights reserved. Illustrated here with photos, mostly fr...
Rowan Finley14 days ago
Gift Ideas for an INTJ
When gift shopping, it can be difficult to know what to buy someone with an INTJ personality type. However, here is a brief list to help spark some ideas for you if you have either an INTJ spouse, par...
Eva N15 days ago
Me and My 'Under the Bed' Monsters
Hi, it's me again. I heard someone saying, "You can't move forward if you are stuck in the past." It's like traveling and seeing new things, places, and people, but with a huge heavy bag on your shoul...
Ocean Mom15 days ago
Hello, It's Me
Here I am. A woman in my mid-40s, in a common-law relationship of seven years (married, basically), and a mother of two beautiful, amazing young daughters. I've had the same stable job for the last 10...
Lack of Money Is the Root of All Evil
I heard this phrase from a financial guru named Dan Lok. I thought it was preposterous at first but in the end it kind of made sense. One of the seven deadly sins is jealousy. When jealous pops up the...
Naomi Kate18 days ago
People of the Night: Joe John
28 July 2019 6:57 PM; Sunday Tempe, Arizona Just got the CRV from the rock gym park lot, Kyle just headed off to work. I climbed into the scorching hot CRV, cranked it up, and turned the AC on full bl...
Tiara Jade18 days ago
"What Are You?"
As a young child I never questioned my cultural background. Mom was from Trinidad and Dad was from Guyana. That made me half and half. I knew I was Caribbean; I liked soca and reggae, and roti and cur...
Kaye M. 19 days ago
She Fell Apart
She fell apart. Every time she heard the name, she fell apart on the inside from every syllable. The mere sound of the first part quenched her soul since she hears the name so little anymore. It's not...
Teela Hudak19 days ago
How Does Materialism Impact Our Relationships?
We live in a very materialistic world. In many parts of North America, there is a heavy pressure for people to have stuff. Some people measure success by what possessions a person has and are able to ...
Eric Durland19 days ago
Living the Myth
One revelation that I've recently come to, derived from a question I've pondered greatly—that had been asked of the legendary Joseph Campbell in an interview he'd done—revolved around if we are, in th...
LeAnn Murch19 days ago
Finding Faults
Once in your life to make you never want to get your hopes up again; I don't believe anyone is born a pessimist, I think it's how we're raised, and all those little disappointments that make us doubt ...
Rick Beneteau20 days ago
The Bulging Right Pocket
It was one of the worst periods of time in my life. Recently separated, I had just lost custody of my two daughters, and was forced to vacate my newly-renovated home (with three days notice) that cont...
Rowan Finley20 days ago
Reasons to Admire the ESTP Personality Type
(Extraverted, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving)
Rick Beneteau21 days ago
The Nintendo Turkey Run
It’s been a personal ritual for years. I’ve done it alone and kept it private… until now. Playing Santa around town for an afternoon has been my favorite day of the year. This year, the time had come ...
Rick Beneteau21 days ago
The Slushie Fund
The nearby strip plaza, where I buy the coffee cream I all too often run out of, is “L”-shaped and has a variety store at each end. On a cream-replenishing mission the other day, I parked my car in fr...
Rick Beneteau22 days ago
Out of the Mouths of Babes
It was moving day, summer of 1981. My oldest daughter was four years old and by dinner time we weren’t even close to getting our new abode into any kind of shipshape order so I decided to try out the ...