Life Is for the Taking

| This is the 416th story of Our Life Logs | I guess it all begins with my parents’ ice cream shop. In the early 1990s, my father and his brother left their home in Macedonia to pursue their dream of opening a restaurant together. This was all exciting for them…until my father longed to go back to Macedonia. He was homesick for the beautiful city, the … Continue reading Life Is for the Taking


I Came Back to Tell You to Fight

| This is the 415th story of Our Life Logs | Editor’s Note This is the story of Renee-Louise Carafice, a New Zealand-born experimental-pop songstress, as captured by the team at Our Life Logs. While the following has been written to match the tone and voice of Renee, please note that any discrepancies are creative liberties taken by the writer and agreed upon by the storyteller. Enjoy. … Continue reading I Came Back to Tell You to Fight

The Light That Shows Me the Way

| This is the 414th story of Our Life Logs | I was born in 1980 in Hackney, Inner London in the UK, as the oldest of four children. My family owned a leather factory which they had run for over 30 years after my uncle emigrated to the UK in the 1940s from Pakistan. My parents followed later, planning to work with him and start a … Continue reading The Light That Shows Me the Way

14 Years Later

| This is the 412th story of Our Life Logs | I was born in 1970 to a poor, but hardworking family in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. My childhood was normal, you could say, except that my parents worked all the time and barely had time for me. Without them, home was lonely. Luckily, I had a best friend named Stephen whom I’d known for most of my childhood. … Continue reading 14 Years Later