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The Break Room Collective Novella

Please add to the oozing and bubbling cauldron of creation below. Take us where we have never been before (within the Terms of Service, of course)! Sep 15 by...

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Long Commutes, White Line Fever, and Car Stuff
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Long Commutes, White Line Fever, and Car Stuff

Been a while since I've been on. In the last month I've been hospitalized twice for concussions after my mother's fiance assaulted me. Getting whacked at the temple...

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An activist, but not a hater
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An activist, but not a hater

The sisterhood is rising up, speaking out and demanding change. I'm celebrating. Gun reform will happen because Moms Demanding Action will take no prisoners. I...

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Nursing Ethics: About The Weather

Winter is over here, and summer is on its way. I count myself to be fortunate in the extreme that I didn't have to stay overnight at the hospital this winter. Yet...

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NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem

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...

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Failure - Can it be A Good Life Event? Scott Hamilton was on my radio today talking about failure and how it can teach us valuable lessons. Is failure ever a good event? the Scott...

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

Power vacuums lead to extremists, economic downturn, etc. It is in these climates when education, and peaceful rational discourse suffer. The west has contributed...

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

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...

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Cinderella - Nursing Labor and Delivery

It was just another busy night in the labor and delivery unit. Nurses were running around trying to give the report to the oncoming shift; doctors were yelling that...

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I'm a Prison Mom Part 3 far. This is part 3 in an unknown amount of articles. Somehow it's cathartic to write about it. There are so many of us. We don't discuss this in our daily...

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Safe Driving in Wintry Weather
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Safe Driving in Wintry Weather

I live in a small rural town in Alabama and wintry precipitation is an uncommon event. Overall, drivers in Alabama are particularly novice when it comes to...

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13 Reasons Why - Teenage Suicide

As a psych nurse who works with adolescents I have had this Netflix series, "13 Reasons Why", on my radar for some time, but I never actually sat down and watched...

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Your Period and Its Spiritual Significance.

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...

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My Boss Wants Me Microchipped!!

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...

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Who Should I Invite Into My Bomb Shelter?

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...

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The nature of love, a story about Agape.

In the beginning... When I was 18 the world was my oyster. I was supremely confident in my own intellect, and abilities. I thought nothing would stop me. I...

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Cycling the Mighty Danube

The river holds many attractions, after all. Spanning thousands of years of rich and eventful history, it offers stunning national parks, unique archeological...

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Black Roses

And now, for something a little different..... As many of you know, I have battled mental illness for some time, and recently found myself in a very dark place....

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