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…
May 1, 1947, was the last day of Evelyn McHale’s life. It was also the day that her death would be forever immortalized in a photo that would be later dubbed “The Most Beautiful Suicide”.
Evelyn’s life before her tragic death is very vague. She was born in Berkeley, California to parents Vincent and Helen McHale. She was one of eight brothers and sisters. Around 1930, Evelyn and her brothers and sisters moved to New York with their dad after her parents’ divorce.
Blenda remains a heroine of Swedish folklore. Her courage, ingenuity, and quick thinking saved her people from a horrifying fate. Before the fateful day, she was just a Viking noblewoman, a subject of the King Alle, King of the Geats. She was also very trusted by the King, which is why he tasked her to watch over the women and children of Smaland while he and the men launched an attack on Norway. However, by taking all the soldiers from his home region to expand the reaches of his kingdom, the king inadvertently exposed it to attacks from their adversaries.
Never again will I beg and plead and promise to,
do all of the things that you wish me to do.
No more will the sun nor moon nor stars rise
to see tears coming from these eyes.
When all I do is seek your praise
you only find disappointment day after day.
What did I do, to make it this way?
Was it you or I or us that changed?
The memories we made of joy are untraceable
I give my all, yet I’m obviously replaceable
My needs have become hollow, the last on the list
We only eat…
In 2004, I took a one-hour elective class that would completely change my life. I was 20 years old and was working the night shift as a dispatcher for a small-town police department. When I arrived, it was dark outside and was often dark when I finished my shift in the mornings. I was typically the only person in the building, sometimes for the entire night. If I had a visitor, it was typically an officer bringing in one of “the regulars” who had been drunkenly flashing his man bits down at the Hobo Pantry and needed time to sober…
Kowloon Walled City was a former Chinese fort at the tip of the Kowloon Peninsula. It was built in 1843 and contained barracks to house 150 soldiers and an office for the Mandarin, a Chinese imperial bureaucrat. The fort was surrounded by a wall 700 feet long and 400 feet wide and was intended as a visible Chinese military presence near the new British Colony. A portion of the territory had been signed over to Great Britain during the First Opium War of 1839.
In 1860, a new treaty was signed that granted the entire Kowloon Peninsula to Britain, with…
Tiffany Souers was a 20-year-old student at Clemson University. She was consistently selfless and volunteered on a regular basis. She was known for her assistance with programs that helped to feed the homeless, counseling high-risk and in-crisis teens, and spending time with nursing home residents. The only thing she loved more than being around people was helping them.
Only three days before her death, she had signed up for a prison ministry group, in which she would write letters to the inmates and bake them goodies. She believed that everyone deserves a second chance. Jerry “Buck” Inman however, never gave…
That’s a joke, but these inventions are not! I love my appliances!
The other day I was running around from room to room, trying to get my house in some semblance of order. Laundry in the washing machine, last night’s supper dishes soaking before going in the dishwasher, my off-brand Roomba making its dog hair rounds in my living room, and my sofa cushions being sanitized in the dryer after my son used them to make a fort on the floor. …
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.