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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...

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

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

by SoldierNurse22 - Here comes the good stuff, folks! Apologies as always for the delay. Travel and changing work schedules have prevented my anxious fingers from clacking out this story as quickly as I'd like. Soon,...

To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Part 18

To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Part 18

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....

Random Thoughts on New Orleans

Random Thoughts on New Orleans

by TheCommuter - New Orleans, also known as the 'Big Easy' and 'NOLA,' is a Southern city entrenched in tradition and permeated with a uniquely special culture. This piece lists my random thoughts as a visitor to New...

Recovery: A Journey, Not a Destination

Recovery: A Journey, Not a Destination

by VivaLasViejas - Here's a cautionary tale of the lessons learned from a relapse that occurred more than two decades after this nurse achieved sobriety. Though the means were different, the motive for violating...

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...

The Dad He Didn't Have To Be

The Dad He Didn't Have To Be

by ElvishDNP - I am fortunate enough to have a stepfather who has gone to great lengths for me. There for my formative years and beyond. Always a great sense of humor. He's a great human being and I'd like to pay a...

To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Part 17

To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Part 17

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 16

To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Part 16

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 15e

To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Part 15e

by SoldierNurse22 - The end of Part 15. It's been an intense several weeks of living in my mind in 1863, seeing that battlefield as it must have looked in the aftermath of one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War....


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