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The Illusion Of Independence | Essay

July 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

Rae is the only son of a ex-Special Forces soldier in the South African Defense Force, so naturally a large chunk of his childhood was spent on army bases and remote places, [...]

Essay | The Sand Collar

July 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

In “The Sand Collar,” by Susan Clements, guest essayist on Sweatpants and Coffee, the ocean haunts a young child in search of her mother’s love:    The Sand Collar At [...]

Personal Essay Submission Guidelines

July 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

General Guidelines With your well-crafted words, tell us your true stories of transformation and redemption. Reach down into those dark places, and tell us how you emerged [...]

At The Root Of Things | A Growing Void

June 25, 2014 // 5 Comments

Every morning she stripped down for me to sunscreen her tiny body before horse camp. After a morning of kissing smelly horse bellies and perching atop ornery old nags in her [...]

Essay | The Beauty Of The Ugly

June 18, 2014 // 1 Comment

A candid perspective of human transformation in “The Beauty of the Ugly,” from Emma Moser, about the summer of her grandfather’s death: The Beauty of the Ugly At my [...]

A Circle Of Magic

February 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

The air is just easier to breathe. Boise slides me into a constant state of meditation where I’m floating above my life and the things I left undone back at home.  The [...]

Personal Essay | Getting Off The Rock

July 29, 2013 // 30 Comments

I grew up in a small town called Wahiawā, on the island of Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi. I know, many of you have never heard of it, but I spent most of my life in that little town, [...]
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