Human Parts
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I can’t help but mourn a life I’m yet to live

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HUMANS 101

The key is to support your kids as they figure out who they are, without backing them into a corner

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This Is Us

Yes, they’re reckless. But they need our tenderness, too.

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My parents wanted to fix my imperfections — but I wanted otherwise

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At 14, spending time alone with my acting teacher made me feel sweaty, and nervous, and I liked it — until I didn’t

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Act I

On fatherly confusion and worry

Human Parts

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