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My 25-year journey with an album I just heard for the first time

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Lived Through This

It took healthy love to appreciate the abuse I had excused

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Past Is Prologue

The term went mainstream in the ’80s and ’90s, and it’s carried a stigma ever since

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash


This Is Us

When I revealed deeply personal details of my life in my memoir, my friendships changed in ways I never expected

Closeup of a woman’s face with a pensive expression.
Closeup of a woman’s face with a pensive expression.
Photo: Shane Gorski via Flickr/CC BY-ND 2.0


This Is Us

To all the suds I’ve loved before

Bar soap.
Bar soap.
Photo: Achim Sass/Getty Images


Express Yourself

Shame is probably the biggest obstacle for writers. Here’s how to confront it.

Quirky photo symbolizing writer’s block. Person sitting at typewriter with a bunch of crumpled paper.
Quirky photo symbolizing writer’s block. Person sitting at typewriter with a bunch of crumpled paper.
Photo: Drew Coffman/Flickr


This Is Us

Maybe we’re all a bit like my shelter dog Murphy — we’re just trying to protect ourselves

Illustration: Draden Ferguson

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