What I Learned From My Hit and Run

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In the aftermath of a traffic accident, Jon Harrison is struck by where his focus was and where it needs to be.

Baseball Mourns Up-And-Coming Star in Cardinals’ Taveras

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St. Louis Cardinals’ top outfield prospect and his girlfriend were killed in auto accident in Dominican Republic.

Standing in Front of the Train: One Man Faces Down Cancer

Standing in Front of the Train: One Man Faces Down Cancer

Ken Richter had a near-dead experience years ago and now, as he faces cancer, he reflects on what he’s learned by facing his own mortality.

What Losing My Father At Age 21 Taught Me About Life


Call both of your parents, have a conversation with them and tell them you love them. Do this, because one day you won’t be able to do so and then you just might regret it.



In the latest installment of “Love, Recorded,” a car named Kiki gets in an accident. But what really hurts is the crash between the present and the past.

Wreck on the Highway

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Rob Azevedo was chilling on his drive to work, listening to some Stern, when an accident across the highway jolted him into reality.

Unconscious and Freefalling: Sometimes a Man Really Needs Help

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Helmet cam from unconscious skydiver being rescued mid-air.

“Rage should always be reconsidered and de-escalated as quickly as possible, and forgiveness should never be taken for granted.”

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Pumpkin Puddles and the Dangers of Halloween Shopping

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Getting ready for Halloween fun with the kids shouldn’t be this scary. Or wet.

The Lie of Heroes: How Kerouac Almost Killed Me


By trying to follow in his literary hero’s footsteps, Jarad Dewing learned that not all heroes are what they seem.

I Never Learned How to Feel

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With a clear message to forget his feelings amidst a fractured family, Christian Clifton finds himself robot-like when it comes to his emotions.

Mother’s Day Without Mom

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Martin Spinelli, bestselling author of After the Crash, shares 7 bits of wisdom for celebrating Mother’s Day and living every other day after Mom has passed on

The Will of God?


After an auto accident and a trip to the ER J.R. Reed explores the will of God and the fallibility of modern medicine.

My Sister Paid Progressive Insurance to Defend Her Killer In Court

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After his sister was killed by a reckless, underinsured driver, Matt Fisher and his family were forced to sue to try to collect the insurance policy on which his sister had been paying.

What Does Rene Betancourt’s Skateboarding Fall Say About Race in America?

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What does the search for the 3 Black men who allegedly attacked skateboarder Rene Betancourt say about society as a whole, now that we know his accident happened when Betancourt was alone?

Ten Things I’ve Learned From Being Hit by a Car

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“Breaking your collar bone hurts a shitload. I don’t know how hockey players do it.”