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You're Ovaryacting
1 part / 3 pages
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updated Nov 18, 2013

You're Ovaryacting is a short non-fiction piece - an extended anecdote I guess. It started as a facebook status then grew into something bigger. The theme is sexism in the workplace, an issue that has received much media attention in Australia in recent months. I found myself incredibly angry at the treatment of our first ever female Prime Minister Julia Gillard and decided to write about my own experiences.  Thanks for allowing me the chance to share my story!    

 
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#9 in Psychology
Three Days
1 part / 17 pages
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updated Nov 30, 2013

Dear Reader,  On November 25th, 2007, I had a panic attack so severe that it lasted for three days straight.  It began soon after the entree course was served at my cousin, Su Ming's wedding, in Darling Harbour, Sydney. My mother and I had flown there from Brisbane earlier that day. (My fear of flying, being one of about eight contributing factors, and most certainly a fear in itself that I had to overcome.) The episode was so acute that I lost the physical sensation of touch, the ability for rational thought, and most devastatingly, I lost the sense of any possible future outside of three seconds! I have since tried to think of the worst things in the world that I could use to describe the sheer agony.  Upon returning to my home, I was still ill. This letter was my tool for alleviating the agony. It was hand written in one night, to a dear friend, from my bed. There are no decisive resolutions except that which I must learn to endure, and a deep sadness from knowing that I will have the source of my anxiety with me always. Thank you.

 
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my brother
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updated May 03, 2017

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Knocked Out By Mistakes
1 part / 21 pages
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updated Feb 17, 2017

i had a chance to be a pro fighter in the mid 1980's but I took my age for granted. 28 years old was too late to turn pro.

 
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Larrikin
by ralf
1 part / 145 pages
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updated Mar 21, 2017

This is the story of Troy Selwyn. The story begins from childhood as the Selwyn family embark on a journey to persue an ambition of wildlife and environmental issues. Troys passion grows with his age to become a world renound advocate for the protection and  education for wildlife and conservation. His pace is without limitation as he strives to overcome adversary. Life is good although this blessed life has many challenges, and grief on occasion cuts deep. Through it all his focus remains unshakable. troy's the stuff legends are made of. His achievements are without peers, a champion for the environment - A true wildlife troubadour! By displaying a charismatic energy in all he challenges, and with his wife beside him he can conquer almost anything thrown at him.

 
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#6 in Biography
Battles of Life
1 part / 5 pages
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updated Feb 05, 2016

My journey to self discovery and healing through Ayahuasca. Tragedies I have faced, fears I have overcome. Very relative to others, with alot of inspiration especially for those who struggle with depression or anxiety.

 
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CHRONICLES OF A LUMPY PERSON
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updated Aug 09, 2014

I am a Mum, a teacher, a wife and a person with a rare genetic disorder called Cowdens syndrome. This collection of blog entries follows my story as I deal with the condition while raising my daughters and trying to live a normal life. Follow my story and be part of the unexpected twist that changed my life forever. Humorous through to serious - four seasons in one!

 
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An Expats Experience's of Living in Turkey
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updated Apr 06, 2015

My book ‘An Expat’s Experiences of Living in Turkey’ is based on the many and varied experiences that have occurred during the past 25 years spent living in Turkey. It starts with how as an Englishman I came to arrive here in 1989 and why within a very short space of time my late wife and I decided to buy a plot of land and have a house built in a quite village down on the Mediterranean Coast. What followed from our decision to uproot and move to Turkey is a mixture of joy, happiness, distress, frustration, grief and finishing with extreme happiness, with my now living in a completely new environment and enjoying a second life here in Turkey. Scattered throughout the book are various tips and suggestions on a variety of things that can help those thinking of either just buying a holiday home here, of moving to live here permanently. 

 
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#6 in Biography
my story
1 part / 1 page
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updated Nov 18, 2013

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Nemesis Narcissus
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updated Apr 10, 2017

A poem describing personal memories, times of feeling in a downfall and connecting this with te fall of Lucifer.    

 
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Be Thankful For What You Have
1 part / 11 pages
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updated Feb 17, 2017

The saying in life is really true that a persons life can change overnight! Mine did in 2010 when I woke up with a swollen leg, that afternoon I was in an emergency room in Hackensack NJ. The Ultra sound showed 3 blood clots! The one in my leg was called Deep Vein Thrombosis and the other two were by both lungs called Pulmonary Embolisim. Between 2 hospital stays, 3 leg operations, and a stay in physical rehab I was in a bed for 30 days. I always say Be Thankful For What You Have!

 
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Mr. Hobby Sports
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updated Apr 13, 2016

 
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#6 in Biography
Turn The Page
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updated Jan 25, 2017

Standing in the crossroads. Is it too late to become the person you were meant to be?

 
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#5 in Biography
poem
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updated Apr 07, 2014

My love for you is irreplaceable. Your eyes sparkle like the night stars, it’s like they are telling me not to go.    Days don’t go by without me thinking about you.   My love for you is precious and most powerful.   I could hold your hand forever not letting you go.   You remind me of the calm sea, calmly slapping the shore.   I will never go I will always be close.

 
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the hospital
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updated May 03, 2017

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#5 in Biography
The Chess Master
1 part / 4 pages
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updated Dec 28, 2013

  This story is about change..it's about the everyday struggle by a 7 year old girl to accept changes and society she lives in as a whole. The good and the bad. As well as the extraordinary struggle to stand up for her values and right to decide her future.   With fear and trembling, her struggle to seek acceptance in a alien society and find her place in the grand scheme of things starts with a move. A move to a new unknown country. Never in in their lives had her family had been judged by what they wore or what they owned, where they lived. From a dictatorship to a capitalistic society they discovered the free country wasn't what the stories told them.   Watching her parents and brothers struggle to cope with the changes. Things go from bad to worse. She tries to impress on her school placement examination. Not knowing that by doing so she set not just herself up for the fight of her young life, but a struggle for her family to remain as one.   The fight to have the right to decide what she valued out of life. The fight to protect her naive parents from manipulative teachers and school administrators. And a decision, hers alone, to either accept an offer and get everything she could ever want, or stand up for what she valued most.   Based off a true story.

 
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Magloire
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updated Nov 05, 2016

Magloire

 
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#6 in Biography
Finding god
1 part / 3 pages
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updated Aug 06, 2016

I started out,in a cult church,where god was evil,satan was good,the punishment,was bad,as I got older,and was able to run,i did,but the path to finding the true God,was an hard,but truly amazing discovery.as a teenager,on the run,god wasn't in my thoughtd,getting away was,so as I was running,i had my own guardian,angle,as the time went on,i believed in angles just not god.when I started having my own kids,they wanted to go to church,i would tell them no,when they where teenagers,i finally,s aid yes,but the church we started at was a show church,n we stopped,the we find a little one,wuth a few members,n I started on a journey,thats,taking on a life of its own.its been an awesome journey,that I hope to continue.

 
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#6 in Biography
Beyond Burma
1 part / 124 pages
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updated Feb 20, 2017

BEYOND BURMA is a work of a historical. political and biographical fiction inspired by true events in Julien Moe's life.    When Zin Moe was growing up in the small township of Thegon in middle Burma, little did he know, one day he'd be in the struggle of his life, a battle for the independence of his people. He fought against a totalitarian regime to become Foreign Minister of a new Burmese government, for the life of that government - one single day. He sought political asylum in Thailand where he won a Fulbright Scholarship from his new homeland - America. Learn about Burma. Learn about 8/8/88. Learn about perseverance. Read his remarkable story of independence in BEYOND BURMA. Beyond Burma is a work of biographical historical fiction based on the true life of Julien Moe. 

 
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#4 in History
How I discovered the Roman Wall
4 parts / 16 pages
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updated Oct 09, 2015

A vision of olden times ... is it a dream? … is it a game? Is there something missed? … something ancient, overlooked, forgotten Why can't others see what he can see?

 
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