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I Had My Happiness Stolen From Me

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    A Glover Middle School teacher is on paid leave after a police investigation found enough evidence to support charges of six counts of first-degree child rape. Those charges were never brought against the teacher, Chris Katke, however, because the statute of limitations had...
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    If You Love Something, Set It Free?

    Is there a double edge to this saying? Of course, smothering is bad, but neglect is bad too. If someone steals my happiness, is it because I was asleep at the wheel? Am I simply just guilty of neglect? Perhaps my happiness hasn't been stolen. Maybe I've been guilty of...
    NoLongerHere NoLongerHere 41-45, M 4 Responses Oct 6, 2012

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