Braving the Fire Revisited RecordingListen now (70 min) | A conversation with author Jessica Handler
Give yourself permission to put the great losses of your life into words — “Writing about truly painful subjects like death, illness, divorce, war …
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As a kid, I craved certainty — a trait that was reinforced by my religious upbringing 
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And five short practices that can help
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Do you consider acting heroic? What about singing? Playing guitar? Writing poems? 
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I heard Kay call me from the next room. “Umm, can you come here please? There’s a big spider in the kitchen …”
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The very day I hit Send on my last newsletter, the one about not calling out my neighbor on a comment he made that needed to be called out — I got…
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A couple years after 9/11, a new family moved in next door to us. I remember thinking it would be nice to not be the newest family on our street…
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How to get out of a hole
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After a few weeks, I got used to seeing the Pride flag on my car. Pretty soon, I felt happy seeing it there. It had been a small gesture, but it felt…
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And why it's a feminist act to do so
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When is it not my business? And when does it become my business?
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