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My Favorite Ant

My Favorite Ant

Terrell Harris Dougan  07.14.2011
We met over anthill in a field between our two back yards. I came out of my back gate to find a little girl exactly my size standing there,...
Me? I Am Supposed To Teach My Girls About Boys?

Me? I Am Supposed To Teach My Girls About Boys?

Pamela Kripke  07.25.2011
Some might say I could have waited until we were wheeled out of the operating room, but I began the conversation early. "Listen, there...
Blueberry Crumb Cake & First Love(s)

Blueberry Crumb Cake & First Love(s)

Emily Franklin  07.20.2011
Jamie and I had so much fun. We talked all the time, made rice sandboxes in which we hunted for pennies, did finger painting, explored...
In Her Last Hour of Life, My Grandmother Told Her Story

In Her Last Hour of Life, My Grandmother Told Her Story

Brienne Walsh  08. 1.2011
My sister and I sat with my grandmother while she lay dying a few months ago. Against her pale skin, freckled and dotted with beauty marks,...
What Are You, Barren?

What Are You, Barren?

Holly Finn  07.13.2011
Sausalito comes from the Spanish and means "small willow grove." It's a touristy little town on San Francisco Bay, but still beautiful....
Making Sense: How I Learned To Embrace the Chaos

Making Sense: How I Learned To Embrace the Chaos

Dani Shapiro  06.13.2011
Around the time I turned 40, I went to see a therapist. My mother had recently died. My little boy had been seriously ill, and I found...
The 8 Best Things About Entering Your Late 20s

The 8 Best Things About Entering Your Late 20s

Samantha Matt  08.24.2015
I started to actually live in the present instead of dwelling over the past. I started to look toward to my future instead of absolutely...
A Love Letter to My 1980s Mall

A Love Letter to My 1980s Mall

Lori Ferraro  08.13.2015
It pains me to say it out loud, but I think malls are dying -- and not the quick and easy way, or in their sleep. But slow, painful, gasping...
19 Stereotypes About Southern Women We Can Dismiss Right Now

19 Stereotypes About Southern Women We Can Dismiss Right Now

Caroline Bologna  07.30.2015
Growing up in the South can be a rich cultural experience, complete with distinct food, music, architecture, customs and local spirit....