“They just don’t get it.” Two of my co-workers were commiserating about their teenagers again. “Right,” the other one replied. … Continue reading Is It Wisdom, or Is It Perspective?
Last night at Elliott Bay Book Company, author Val Brelinski read from her debut novel, The Girl Who Slept with … Continue reading The Abuser in All of Us
So you’ve got a scene that just isn’t working. You tinker and hammer and outline and cluster, but it’s still … Continue reading The Power of Patience
“But isn’t there something you can take?” If you have a chronic condition like me, this question camps out on your … Continue reading What (Not) to Say to People with Chronic Conditions
A lot of blog posts address men who believe rape is, at least in part, the responsibility of the victim—rather than … Continue reading Why the Rape Wasn’t Your Fault: An Open Letter
Anger, like depression, is a stress response, and both can shorten our life expectancy. I’ve been facing some hard facts … Continue reading Learning to Live with the Demon That’s Always There