• 512

    This new year, 2018, I would like to work on spreading kindness and positivity throughout my own life and with those around me. I know this is not easy, but I started on this January 1st, and I hope to continue it throughout the year and in years to come. With so much negativity out ...
  • Friends with Whine

    Hey mate Sorry, it’s late My teenager’s an ingrate He’s cute He’s a hoot And a scholar to boot But I gave him a chore His brain froze to the core intelligent no more I’m pretty sure I saw smoke or maybe he’s doing coke he started to seize and choke Then he rolled over ...
  • 651

    I’ve been wracking my brain for a couple weeks on what to write. This is my first article on our new Coffee House Writers platform, and it will set the tone for all that is to come from me. Do I start with a fiction story? A poem? An amusing list? After participating in NaNoWriMo, ...
  • little girl, Christmas magic, true meaning

    December ushers in the holidays and the new year. Now that I am older, I find that December gets here sooner every year and flits by even faster. The worry about having enough money to buy everyone a gift begins to set in the first week of December. I go through the motions of putting ...
  • 688

    The few lessons I’ve learned in my short time on this Earth. There’s only so many times people can keep making the same mistake before they realize it’s a mistake. Many of these lessons are from those who are older, and some are even from younger; I don’t judge wiseness on age. I believe in ...
  • 508

    One of the most difficult aspects of finishing school, moving away, and becoming an adult is without question adjusting to the fact that your ability to see and visit with old friends is about to be drastically changed. This can be an extreme challenge for many, particularly when they find themselves homesick, lonely, and struggling ...
  • Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

    I had a lot to think about as far as fake friends after being homeless, so I went to sites like LifeHack.org and Huffington Post to look up signs of fake friends and how to deal with them. It gave me a lot to think about and my local church leaders gave me input as well. But, ...
  • 522

    When a relationship ends, the pain can seem unbearable. The thought of moving on in life without the person you may have considered your best friend, or the person you thought would be in your life forever, is unfathomable. These break ups don’t even have to be from romantic relationships; friend break ups can be ...
  • 691

    When I was young, naïve and full of dreams, I always thought that I would grow up to save the world. How I would save the world was dependent on the ever-changing interests of my short attention span. Sometimes, it was a marine biologist to save the whales; other times it was a teacher to ...