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

That Holiday Again
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That Holiday Again

It’s that holiday again. Every holiday seems to come with issues, right? New Year’s Day has its resolutions and people who mock resolutions. It makes Facebook hit us with the-year-in-review, which for some folks is more of a reminder-of-heartache-loss-and failure. Thanks, FB! Valentine’s Day makes some lovers happy, makes some lovers guilty (gifts? argh!), and … Continue reading

Living Past Birthdays
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Living Past Birthdays

In a few days, I’ll celebrate another birthday. This birthday will make me older than my mother (pictured) was when she died. She died when I was 21, and I remember one night (though it was probably actually many nights) failing to sleep and thinking about the future without my mom. In my dorm room, … Continue reading