Hi there! I’m Kassondra O’Hara, also known as Kassey to my friends. I’ve also been referred to as Kassie, Casey, Cassie, Kasey, Cassidy, Chasity, and most popular, Kathy to those that I’ve recently met. I was born in 1983 and even though it would make me older today, truly wish that I had been a teen during the 80s. I would have completely rocked that decade!
I did most of my maturing in the 90s, when my lack of height was in my favor, as your jean bottoms dragging the ground was actually considered super cool. I think growing up…
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Hi there! I tend to write on whatever strikes me. I don’t stick to one particular niche or genre of writing. Non-fiction has really been my only constant. Below, you will find all of my articles sorted by category. Hopefully this will make it easier to locate your favorite genres and you can simply click on the link to be taken to the story. Newest or most popular articles are generally listed first.
It’s 1940 in Boston, MA and stepping into the ring for the night’s main event was a wrestler that appeared to be more ogre than man. He is introduced as “The French Angel”. Spectators were baffled as there was nothing “angelic” about him. After winning his first fight with only two pinfalls, it was evident that Maurice Tillet, aka The French Angel, was on his way to stardom.
Maurice Tillet was born to French parents in Russia in 1903, but his father died when Maurice was only eight. He was given the nickname “angel” by his mother because of his…
Princess Diana was “The People’s Princess.” She was bigger than the crown that, in her eyes, loomed in the distance like a firing squad. She didn’t care about notoriety or sitting back and letting everyone do the work for her. We learned in the end that the paparazzi were not her friends, but during her time on Earth, she was able to harness their influence to her advantage. Not to bring attention to herself, but to cast a spotlight on those who needed the world to know of their sufferings.
Diana was a true humanitarian and caring soul. She led…
August 7, 1982. Fenway Park. Season opener.
Boston Red Sox versus the Chicago White Sox.
The Red Sox were down 3–0 on their own field.
Four-year-old Jonathan Keane was sitting in the seats behind the first base dugout with his dad and two-year-old brother. In the fourth inning, Red Sox second baseman, Dave Stapleton stepped up to the plate and the pitch was launched. Stapleton’s bat collided with the ball and turned into a line drive foul over the first base dugout. Suddenly, a relaxing day at the ballpark turned into a nightmare for the Keane family.
Seconds after the…
George C. Boldt was born on the German island of Rügen in the Baltic Sea in 1851, surrounded by a picturesque landscape dotted by castles. After moving to America at 13, his life became the definition of a rags-to-riches story. It isn’t every day that a poor immigrant working in a small hotel kitchen during the last year of the Civil War becomes known as the “inventor of the modern hotel.”
Boldt worked in the kitchen of various hotels in New York City and eventually secured a position at the Philadelphia Hotel when he was 25. A while after working…
The night of May 19, 1983, the emergency room of McKenzie-Williamette Hospital in Springfield, Oregon suddenly became the scene of an unfolding mystery that would rock the community. A woman named Diane Downs came rushing in with a gunshot wound to the arm and explained to the staff that her three children were outside in her car and were also injured. In the backseat of Diane’s car were Christie, 8, Cheryl, 7, and Danny, 3. All were covered in blood after being shot. …
Yesterday, everyone’s cell phones in the office went bananas, we all jumped in our chairs, and immediately grabbed them to see if it was time for our zombie apocalypse training to come in handy. It was an Amber Alert. It was a 16-year-old girl that had been taken by a 36-year-old man. I shivered a little bit, thinking that it sounded very similar to the “Morbid” podcasts I had been listening to recently. I made a mental note of the information, sat my phone back down, and went about my day.
Later on, I saw that the 16-year-old had been…
Parents always want to protect their children. We try our best to shield them from the horrors of the world, the evil that lies within some souls, and the freak accidents that just seem to happen. We try to make our homes the safest place possible for them to be able to learn and grow. Sometimes, disaster finds us regardless of what steps we take.
On the morning of October 14, 1987, 18-month-old Jessica McClure was running around the backyard as carefree as could be. She happily played with the other kids that attended her aunt’s in-home daycare center in…
For anyone under the age of 30, life before cell phones probably seems like the dark ages. The thought of not being able to snap a photo and immediately post it on their social media or send it to a friend probably gives a lot of young people anxiety. Instagram alone has over 10 million users.
I remember having to take photos with an actual camera, place the used film in an envelope, drop it in the bin, and then wait a week before returning to pick up the photos, most of which were terrible. …
Working mom who uses my curiosity to fuel the curiosities of others. I write mostly on history and true crime with some life advice thrown in for good measure.