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…
My husband plays in our local community band, which is mostly composed of band directors, music teachers/professors, and mature musicians who still enjoy performing. I penned my thoughts as I sat watching their performance on the square of a nearby small town. When I say small town, I mean that their courthouse is literally smack dab in the middle of the town, surrounded by an actual square of shops. It’s basically straight out of a Harper Lee novel. …
At 7:30 a.m. on December 4, 2004, a 911 call came into the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department. The caller, Kelly Comeau, informed the dispatcher that her neighbor’s seven-year-old son woke them up frantically knocking on their door. When Kelly arrived at the door, she listened to her neighbor’s son Dalton explain through his tears that something was wrong with his mom.
“My mom isn’t breathing,” Dalton said, “My daddy shot my mommy. I need you to call 911.”
As unbelievable as what Dalton was saying was, Kelly immediately ran next door to check on her best friend Jennifer. As Kelly…
Charles Starkweather was born on November 24, 1938, in Lincoln, Nebraska as the third child of seven to Guy and Heather Starkweather. Charles’ father worked as a carpenter and his mother was a waitress. The Starkweathers were an average middle-class family.
Charles suffered from a stutter and was slightly bow-legged. This made school very difficult for him as he was constantly bullied. Charles began to channel his rage in the form of working out in gym class. However, the social outcast dropped out of school at 16 and got a job at a newspaper warehouse.
1955 is when the film…
Dear Mr. Headbanging Grandpa, Sir,
As I sat in my car at the red light waiting to turn, movement from your car caught my attention. You were beside me, a guy at least 70 years old and apparently listening to some serious death metal from the way you were whopping that head around. Your silvery-grey ponytail was moving so fast that I was almost concerned that you were going to knock yourself out. You know who wasn’t concerned? You, ya Headbanging Grandpa!
I actually had someone blow their horn at me as my light turned green and I was still…
President Abraham Lincoln was shot on April 14, 1865, at Ford’s Theater in Washington D.C. and died the next morning. He was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth, who later became a notorious household name. Prior to his role in the President’s murder, Booth was a young, handsome, American stage actor. He even won Southern hearts during a performance of Richard III in Montgomery, AL five years before his gruesome crime. He was charismatic, attractive, and talented; however, he also detested President Lincoln and everything he stood for. …
We’ve all done it. We’ve relied on what have become standard comforting phrases when faced with a situation that requires us to offer reassurance to someone.
“Focus on the positive”
“Look at the bright side”.
“Things could always be worse.”
While they are meant with good intentions, for those dealing with anxiety, the latter of the three especially makes whatever they are going through worse. Now, not only are they dealing with the problem at hand but now are also considering the worst-case scenario, which only increases their anxiety level.
For example, if I say to a friend:
Kendrick Johnson was a 17-year-old student and athlete at Lowndes High School in Valdosta, GA. He had just returned to school from Christmas break and was planning to attend a basketball game the day he died, January 10, 2013.
Around 9:30 p.m., Kendrick’s mother, Jackie began to worry when Kendrick did not arrive home. She knew he planned to attend the basketball game after school, but he was never this late without calling to let her know. At 12:30 a.m., she contacted the police to report him missing. …
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.