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Lean on Pete

Photo by Jamison Riley on Unsplash Last night Bob and I watched Lean on Pete. From the description—a 15-year-old boy tries to save a horse from slaughter—I had no idea that I would be experiencing the most intense chapter from my childhood. Spoiler alert: I give away...

On Chesil Beach

Photo by Pablo Guerrero on Unsplash Spoiler Alert: As usual, I give it all away! Last night we watched On Chesil Beach. Florence and Edward are two high-achieving young people who fall in love in 1962 when it wasn’t unusual to put off sex until marriage. Early in the...

Losing my Sister

Photo by Victoria Rodriguez on Unsplash My sister is turning 60 today, if she’s still alive. Either way, she’s beyond my reach. Even in these days of Internet access to anyone, anywhere. The last time I spoke to her, I was about 30, so she would have been 33 or 34. I...

Running for Abuse Survivors

  Photo by James Chou on Unsplash Here’s an inspiring story from Runner’s World: https://www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories/a22663057/christian-griffith-cross-country-run-inspire-sex-abuse-survivors/ I started running in high school and have always done some...

Harden the F up

I’m back where I don’t want to be, stretched out on a hospital bed, gown open, this time the transducer is circling the other breast, the one that has been spared so far. The screen to my left displays a grainy gray image. The tech has called in the radiologist to...