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Words Get Me Into Trouble But I Can’t Stop Using Them

On the joys of writing (even if people hate you for it)

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Photo: Erich Stüssi via Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0

AA picture may be worth a thousand words, but a few words can be more dangerous than a thousand bullets. And you can quote me on that because I know.

My first grade teacher was a smiling, effete young man with golden curls that would have made all three…




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Gabriel Nathan

Gabriel Nathan

Gabe is Editor in Chief of OC87 Recovery Diaries, an online mental health publication. He owns far too many ties.

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