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Black Lives Matter.” This is probably neither the time nor the place (nor the magazine) to be painting my face black with engine oil...

A Top Ten List

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A Collection of Attributes

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Dying of AIDS

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Dodging Responsibility

My best friend says that I am exhibiting “drug seeking behavior.” This is something that people who don’t use drugs say to people who...

These Days

Beep beep beep. I am a six year old crying in the corner. There is a nurse with eight arms and six hands; all moving...
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One Bad Day

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Trigger Warning

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Kinky Compromise

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A Normal Heart

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