Burnout Survival Guide

“Are you stressed?” My doctor asked me that hilarious question while I was in her office being seen for recurring headaches that I’d recently begun having. These buggers were lasting for several days at a time. She asked me a whole battery of questions, trying to get to the root of the pain banging in…

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Behind a Black Man’s Mask

As the world continues to navigate a new way of functioning under the threat of illness brought by COVID-19, essential businesses and services are now requiring patrons to wear masks. It’s a protocol that assumes everyone is sick or carrying the virus, and the masks prevent the carriers from continuing to spread disease. It’s a…

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The Ghosts We Live With

It’s the time of year where scary things get their time to shine. Halloween is coming and everyone’s imaginations are dialed up as they ready themselves to don costumes representing their wildest dreams, their funniest jokes, or their worst nightmares. Some participants are tiptoeing through haunted houses and watching horror films, taunting fear as a…

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Killing Santa Claus

Welcome to another holiday season. The Christmas trees are up at the mall. Beautifully tacky lights are up everywhere. We’re all spending too much money and stressed out. It’s my absolute favorite time of the year! But this time there’s something a bit troubling lurking beneath my festive mirth. Is this the year Santa Claus…

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