Category: Long-Form Writing

Domestic Violence Is A Crisis That Government Should Take More Seriously

Domestic Violence Is A Crisis That Government Should Take More Seriously

Domestic violence is an issue that makes society exceedingly uncomfortable. It’s easy to observe that this is the case because no one knows how to handle it in any way, shape, or form. The public sees a story about, say, a sports star throwing his significant other around an elevator and knocking her unconscious. Or …

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Femicide: The Painful Specter Haunting Women Worldwide

Femicide: The Painful Specter Haunting Women Worldwide

“femina”: woman“-cide”: act of killing United States citizens aren’t very acquainted with the term “femicide”, but one can infer from breaking down the word into prefixes and suffixes that a rough meaning of the term would be this: the act of killing a woman. At its most basic level, this is what femicide is – …

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Women Tend To Outlive Men In Every Country On Earth. What Are Some Of The Reasons For This?

Women Tend To Outlive Men In Every Country On Earth. What Are Some Of The Reasons For This?

Men tend to have a lot of advantages in most places. They make more money. Their physical endurance is greater than that of women, generally speaking. If they decide to head out for a walk around their neighborhood – or head to a local bar – they don’t have to wonder if some pervert will …

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National Blog Posting Month: Intro

National Blog Posting Month: Intro

November is National Blog Posting Month, and I’ve never participated! Well, that absence on my part ends today. I’m committing to writing one post per day during the month of November. That adds up to 30 posts, all about different topics. It will be difficult, to be sure, but I’m nothing if not a person …

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How I Became a Renaissance Female

How I Became a Renaissance Female

From the time that I was a young lass up to now, I have wanted to be a million different things. The first thing that I wanted to be was a doctor, mainly because my dad said that it would be a good profession with prestige that would make me a lot of money. It …

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Regaining Creativity

Regaining Creativity

Have you ever sat down to write a story, and could not find the words to convey what it is that you would like to say? That is me, right now, right this instant. That is me most of the time when I set out to write. That is why I generally find it difficult …

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Robin Williams: Laugh To Keep From Crying

Robin Williams: Laugh To Keep From Crying

At some point, though, the ability of mind-altering substances to satisfy this need of a person to “forget” becomes its own prison. You realize that you have not truly escaped your demons; they have simply caused you to run from one prison to another.

In Defense Of New York

In Defense Of New York

“I walked around at all hours of the night without being seriously bothered once (except for catcalling, which is a completely separate issue). I never feared for my life. I was never afraid. In fact, I have been through sketchier areas of Pittsburgh and Atlanta than I have in New York City.”

I Have A Plan (Really)

I Have A Plan (Really)

If you don’t want to build someone else’s dream, but you aren’t taking the necessary steps to build yours either, then you’re stuck. You’re stagnant. You’re doing nothing. You’re either really ambitious with no clear direction – or you’re lazy.