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  • Mean girls don’t cry

    I walk into the room as the two girls who were having an animated discussion glanced up at me for a millisecond, offered a curt disinterested hello and then turned away in abrupt, awkward silence. This time, I had heard a bit of their conversation;...
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  • The gold throne

    The dream had felt so real. In his dream, a beautiful woman had approached him carrying a tray of food and wine, hips swaying — enticing. He reached for it eagerly; he knew he would end up in bed with her. He took a bite...
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  • Fairy tale day

    In honor of Fairy tale day, several of our great writers of iPinion have written a fairy tale in celebration. Make this day magical!
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  • “What’s in a name?”

    In 1861, the linguist, Max Müller compiled a list of six possible theories on the origins of the spoken word. In his publication, he listed the theories by their nicknames; Bow Wow, Pooh Pooh, Yo-he-ho, Ta Ta, La La and Ding Dong. Shama Lama Ding Dong. Did...
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  • Annual fundraiser

    This is our first ever, I believe, annual fundraiser drive.  As many of you know, iPinion is a non profit website and all columnists, photographers, editors and owners, do not get paid for what they do.  They enjoy participating in this website, hopefully, as much...
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  • The end

    …and she lived happily ever after. That’s how I pictured life after work to be and thus far, I have not been disappointed. It has been over a year and a half since I walked out on my last day at my job, but even...
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  • Expecting the unexpected

    It’s practically a no-brainer in the medical field — something ingrained in our nursing and medical school training for years. “Be prepared,” (oh wait, that’s the Boy Scout motto, one that I knew, not because anyone would let me in the Boy Scouts, but because...
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  • Nooks and grannies

    Call me grandma. There was a time when I use to cringe at that name, preferring to be called just about anything else, even a bitch, as it had a more appealing, strong, motivated independent woman ring to it and I would graciously thank anyone...
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  • Serendipitous happenchance and a kindred spirit

    I had been working as a nurse for several years when a much-needed new nurse was hired for our clinic. As much as we really needed the help, there is always that initial thought, “crap, I have to train the new girl. I will be...
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