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Purple Glow

My Stories at is an open platform, meaning anyone can post there (and a lot of people do, including President Obama). Thus, the stories I post on Medium are not solicited or chosen by editors; they're just my own thoughts about life and the mad world we share. All my Medium stories are posted here:

and links to each story are below.

If you enjoy them, I'd be honored if you subscribe to my stories there,

 "clap" for any stories you read, or even comment & share on your own social media.

It's free, and it's a great way for my stories to get seen by more people.

Thank you.

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Two Tremendously Helpful Free Apps  

Like a lot of people who've spent their lives dealing with mental illness, I'd developed some bad habits as coping mechanisms. When I got serious about getting better, I knew I needed help breaking them. These free apps helped. 

My 2021 Reading

If you know me, you know I love books and that I read voraciously. But in 2021, I approached my reading goals differently. 

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Some Thoughts on Halloween

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For Pagans, Halloween's more than a big bash and a chance to be a "sexy (fill-in-the-blank)."

These 7 Accounts Make Instagram Worthwhile

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Social media is a time suck. Do something good for your soul while you're there and check out these 7 accounts.

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It Wasn't That Big a Deal

Visibility matters. So does solidarity. That's why I'm open about what happened to me half a lifetime ago. 

"Settling" Isn't Always Bad 

I inherited a lot of bad traits from my father. A troubled relationship with contentment is one of them. 

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I Survived 2020 Because of COVID

I was in a desperate place at the end of 2019. If the pandemic hadn't occurred, I don't think I'd be alive today. 

The Future of Literature Looks Like Akwaeke Emezi 

I read a lot. I've never read anything like this before. 

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We All Love Dolly

I believe we each have a personal relationship with Dolly Parton. Here's mine.

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