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Human Parts
A publication about humanity from Medium: yours, mine, and ours.

On bleeding and lunacy


The story of how he wound up in a dangerous compound—and how he escaped

Two vintage photographs of my dad and his sisters


The mental calculations helping me make sense of my grief

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This Is Us

Culture taught me to pursue love, then sex, then marriage — but that formula has never worked for me

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Humans 101

A guide to saying the quiet part loud

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  • Don’t want to be rejected.
  • Don’t want to upset the other person or damage our relationship with them.
  • Don’t want the conversation to get out of control.
  • Don’t know how to raise a difficult issue skillfully.
  • You suffer because you bottle up unexpressed thoughts and…


Lived Through This

Sometimes our bodies are best left alone

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A brief romantic ode to the Garden State

The author drinking from a mug that reads “BITCH, PLEASE. I’M FROM JERSEY.”
The author drinking from a mug that reads “BITCH, PLEASE. I’M FROM JERSEY.”


Humans 101

It’s one of our most innate and reliable guides


Humans 101

Or, what I learned from 100 people over 50

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