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- Top Story - May 2022
Could Chopin Be the Most Famous Person With Cystic Fibrosis?Top Story - May 2022
The urge to cough was strong. Stronger still was the need to finish. Back rigidly straight, Fryderyk Chopin's fingers danced. Just a little more. Nearly there. The melody took over. Lost in the soothing sounds, Chopin blocked out his bodily needs.
On April 9th Add a Little Unicorn Sparkle to Your Day
There's a reason April 9th is one of my favorite days of the year. It's the only day I can get away with wearing my unicorn onesie to work or shopping, or out to dinner. For the other 364 days that aren't dedicated to celebrating unicorns, I settle for wearing unicorn shoes. (For the record, I actually have two pairs of unicorn shoes.)
10 Things You Should Know About Leprechauns
Irish legends describe leprechauns as short, bearded men wearing green suits with a hat. It doesn't sound like a typical faerie description, but that's precisely what a leprechaun is. Leprechauns are part of the Faerie Folk —royalty descended from the Tuatha Dé Danann, often referred to by the Irish as 'wee folk' or 'little people.'
For Forty-Nine Years I’ve Had the Reaper Breathing Down the Back of My Neck
1st February 1973 Mr. Morrigan We are pleased to inform you that the department of Scythes and Reaping has accepted your application for the position of Grim Reaper. Your robes and scythe will be couriered.
Laughter Is the Best Medicine — Until the Joke Becomes a Medical Problem
You might be giggling after reading the headline. Laughter? Surely nothing terrible can happen when you laugh? And an epidemic? That sounds a little extreme, especially given the realities of living in a pandemic.
- Top Story - January 2022
I Asked an AI Content Writer To Rewrite ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’Top Story - January 2022
AI content writers are heralded as the next best thing (primarily by tech companies selling AI content writing tech). They have already taken over some jobs from humans like copywriting due to only needing minimal input. There's nothing like bragging about your strengths. Even the AI conversion from "AI's are heralded to be the next best thing for writing" worked overtime at selling its services.
The Last Walk
In answer to Saanvi’s raised eyebrow, I shook my head slightly; I had to do this by myself. She nodded and passed me a piece of paper. A lump rose in my throat as I tucked it into my pocket. I gave her a tiny smile, knowing she would understand why I couldn’t talk. Not now.
Why I Gave My Dog a Bucket List
Thanks to some faulty genetics, I grew up with an expiration date hanging over my head. I managed to hold that expiration date at bay until I was thirty-eight. Housebound, on oxygen, and in respiratory failure, I existed in the purgatory of the transplant waitlist for months as my clock rapidly wound down. It was a time when simple pleasures became the focus that allowed me to cling to life by my fingernails.