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Net Neutrality is Virtually Dead – and That's Very Bad

Net Neutrality is Virtually Dead – and That's Very Bad

by Brian S. - If you're not familiar with what exactly the term Net Neutrality is, below is the definition... You may be asking yourself, "Self, why does net neutrality even matter to me?" Well, if...

Failure - Can it be A Good Life Event?

Failure - Can it be A Good Life Event?

by traumaRUs - ...so Scott Hamilton was on my radio today talking about failure and how it can teach us valuable lessons. Is failure ever a good event? Hmmm....so the Scott Hamilton interview ended and I...

NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem

NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem

by Gregg00 - Unless you live in a cave you’ve heard and seen the controversy over NFL players kneeling during the national anthem prior to games. Like most topics these days the country is very divided over...

Who Should I Invite Into My Bomb Shelter?

Who Should I Invite Into My Bomb Shelter?

by traumaRUs - North Korea has recently been in the news lauding their ability to strike Guam with long range missiles. Andersen Air Force Base is home to the 36th Air Wing who's mission is: "Provide the...

Has our privacy just been sold to the highest bidder?

Has our privacy just been sold to the highest bidder?

by bsorenson - Far too many politicians seem to run for elected office for nothing more than to leave their mark in the form of legislation which they support and to line their own pockets. The vote on Tuesday to...

I'm a Prison Mom - Part 2

I'm a Prison Mom - Part 2

by traumaRUs - I was browsing the blue side of AN recently and came upon my article from a couple of years ago when this was so raw and open. Thought I would give an update. Did you know that the US has the most...

The Axial age, death, religion, human progress, and what it means to be human.

The Axial age, death, religion, human progress, and what it means to be human.

by honeyforasalteyfish - I will post links with more information about what I think are significant developments in human history as I have learned them. I am also interested in other peoples perspective. THIS IS NOT MEANT...

The nature of love, a story about Agape.

The nature of love, a story about Agape.

by honeyforasalteyfish - This is my story. It is why I became a believer, it is why I became an unbeliever. It is why I was suicidal. It is why I decided to pursue nursing. It is why I became a CNA. It is the story that...

Cinderella - Nursing Labor and Delivery

Cinderella - Nursing Labor and Delivery

by chiandre - Cinderella story is a traditional story. For me, it was more than a story, it was real. It was just another busy night in the labor and delivery unit. Nurses were running around trying to give the...

Black Roses

Black Roses

by VivaLasViejas - Please come and join me for a brief journey inside the world of a deeply troubled woman who is contemplating self-deliverance from an existence that has turned bitter in late midlife. Don't be...

To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Part 20a

To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Part 20a

by SoldierNurse22 - The fictional tale of lighthouse keepers in the 1880's, tending a Lake Michigan lighthouse. The characters in this story are completely fictional, while the lighthouse is quite real and still in use....

To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Part 19b

To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Part 19b

by SoldierNurse22 - Oh goodness. Is this a crisis we're finally reaching here? And after nearly 9 months of this, you thought I'd never get there. Well, that makes two of us. Enjoy the oft-edited installment that...

Your Period and Its Spiritual Significance.

Your Period and Its Spiritual Significance.

by medicinewoman33 - A woman's body is mysterious and yet simple in its rhythm of ebb and flow. We usually feel reluctant to think positively of this painful and somewhat inconvenient point in each month, but what if we...

The Break Room Collective Novella

The Break Room Collective Novella

by dianah - The following collection -- a tale with no end in sight -- was gleaned from a previous related thread, each morsel of fanciful writing selected from the innermost endless thought-stream of our...

How Being a Great Nurse Made Me a Really Bad First-Time Dog Owner

How Being a Great Nurse Made Me a Really Bad First-Time Dog Owner

by smatacale - I have been a Registered Nurse for about 20 years now. I have work in a ton of different areas, but mainly Critical Care and Hospice. Not to brag, but I consider myself to be a pretty great nurse. ...

My Boss Wants Me Microchipped!!

My Boss Wants Me Microchipped!!

by traumaRUs - So.....I come to my computer this morning to start my work at AN and check my email as usual. There is an email from my boss saying that she wants me to get a microchip implanted in my hand in order...

Casper the Friendly Ghost

Casper the Friendly Ghost

by Esme12 - In 2003 we drove to New York to pick up a puppy. I have always loved the breed.... so we picked up our ....."weim-a-what?" is what we always heard. I told the kids the the Weimaraner is known...

Military Relationships - Tell Us About Yours....

Military Relationships - Tell Us About Yours....

by traumaRUs - A recent thread about couples in the same career field got me to thinking (always a dangerous endeavor). My husband and I met while we were both active duty military. He was in the USAF and I was...

Terrorism abroad, Paris, Pakistan, Turkey, Brussels. The universal problem of extremists.

Terrorism abroad, Paris, Pakistan, Turkey, Brussels. The universal problem of extremists.

by honeyforasalteyfish - As we all know terrorism is a growing problem in todays world. What with the recent attacks in Belgium, and France. What we hear little about is that the Islamic world has been struggling with these...

The Nursing School Workout

The Nursing School Workout

by NaishaStudentNurse - Even before I entered nursing school I heard horror stories of excessive weight gain or extreme weight loss. Needless to say the other "side effects" were equally horrifying. I finally came to terms...

To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Parts 22 & 23 (END)

To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Parts 22 & 23 (END)

by SoldierNurse22 - The near-end (I can't resist an epilogue) of the ten-month saga of two women at a lighthouse. Due to the short nature of sections 22 and 23, they have been published below together. The epilogue...

A Worshiper's Heart Devotional: Ducks in a Row

A Worshiper's Heart Devotional: Ducks in a Row

by nursefrances - Simple things in life, like a family of ducks, can teach life lessons that uplift and encourage. Who would ever think that seeing a group of little feathered creatures and a man trying to save them...

To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Part 19c

To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Part 19c

by SoldierNurse22 - The fictional tale of lighthouse keepers in the 1880's, tending a Lake Michigan lighthouse. The characters in this story are completely fictional, while the lighthouse is quite real and still in use....

Is Email becoming a tool of the past?

Is Email becoming a tool of the past?

by madwife2002 - Email in our personal lives was the number one way of communicating to each other, we can send emails around the world with a click of a button. It was quicker than mailing a letter and waiting days...


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