Pain

Mad Trombonist

bass trombone player

(August 1998, Uruguay) In a misplaced moment of inspiration, Paolo Esperanza, bass-trombonist with the Symphonica Maya de Uruguay, decided to make his own contribution to the cannon shots fired during a performance of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture at an outdoor children’s concert. In complete disregard of common sense, he dropped a …

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What if there isn’t anymore?

two adults holding hands in the moonlight

One day a woman’s husband suddenly died, and on that clear, cold morning, in the warmth of their bedroom, the wife was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn’t “anymore.” No more hugs, no more holding hands, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone …

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Bad Ass

mountain lion on the range

A couple from  Montana were out riding on the range, he with his rifle and she (fortunately) with her camera.  Their dogs always followed them, but on this occasion a Mountain Lion decided that he wanted to stalk the dogs (you’ll see the dogs in the background watching).  Very, very bad decision.  The …

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You Can Help Prevent a Suicide

Suicide Prevention Lifeline Sign

EDITOR’S NOTE: In these critical times of the novel coronavirus pandemic, there are people worldwide who are considering suicide. Today, everyone can play a role in Suicide Prevention. Call or Share this toll free number to chat with a lifeline member… 1-800-273-TALK (8255) What is the one thing most people …

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The Porch

Old white porch

A blonde teenage girl, wanting to earn some extra money for the Summer, decided to hire herself out as a ‘handy-woman’ and started canvassing a nearby well-to-do neighborhood. She went to the front door of the first house, and asked the owner if he had any odd jobs for her …

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