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Violence-ophilia: Diagnosis and Treatment.
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Violence-ophilia: Diagnosis and Treatment.

Violence-ophilia? Is that a word? Seems as if it should be. It’s a virus, right? Sorry, Earth Humans. You’ve tested positive for the often fatal Violence-ophilia. Without treatment, prognosis is grim. Nonetheless, treatment is long and painful and not for the faint of heart. Step One: Accept diagnosis. Many patients prefer not to know. Step … Continue reading

Fury
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Fury

I’m not writing to change anyone’s mind. I’m writing because it’s late and I can’t sleep. Many people have written moving, important, and scathing things over the last few days. Really, such things are written after every tragedy. Which of those things made a difference? Maybe something made a difference to you. I hope so. … Continue reading

The Fear Factor
advice / Amanda Palmer / audience / effort / fear / life / neurotic thinking / rejection / social media / writing

The Fear Factor

First off, for the record, I never watched the Fear Factor reality show. Well, once when visiting my dad, but in dad’s house we watch whatever his wife wants to watch–even though there are four TVs in the house. End of discussion. In any event, I’m not a big fan of fear. I’ll watch a … Continue reading

Art for Skate
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Art for Skate

I write. I make art. I also send my son to speed skate competitions. My son hopes to attend the national speed skating competition this summer. With hard work, good luck, and a little help from the friends far and wide, we might raise the money to send him to Lincoln, Nebraska where he’ll skate … Continue reading