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The Art & Practice of Being Normal

“Hide, hide, the cow’s outside!” “I ain’t afraid of no cow.” – final lines to a child’s joke, circa 1960s I’m paid to be normal: compassionate, encouraging, yet normal. Because I work in mental health, and it doesn’t do for … Continue reading

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You Never Forget Your First Bully

Her name was Suzie Q*, and she was button cute: big dark eyes, the kind of hair which would be called “glossy” if she were a Labrador. Dimples. Life can be good when you’re button cute. By the time you … Continue reading

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