GUTSY is an online publication that collects the ideas, thoughts and moments that our contributors can't seem to or don't want to forget. At times personal and universal, impulsive and deliberate, poignant and funny, domestic and exotic, GUTSY covers a broad range of topics.

We think participation by our audience is also important. Visitors to GUTSY are encouraged to add to and enrich any contribution through their comments.

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