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My four week online course “Writing Through Trauma” starts January 17th. For a 10% discount use the registration code: ESCAPE When we experience a traumatic event, our memories are affected. Our perception of that event, and previous events can be negatively influenced. This negative influence can manifest itself as fear, resentment, and anger. All, or...
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Take off the mask, lock the door, pull the curtains, 2022 is here. It’s that time of year again and my customary literary endeavor is to muster up some gratitude, see the silver lining, find some meaning, acknowledge the hardships, accept the losses, embrace the successes, and wrap the previous year all up in a...
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Hey, guess what? I’m still angry. And you should be too. Surprise, surprise, nothing has changed in a month since my last rant. Shit is still fucked up. Inaction and ineptitude are still the norm. The earth is still trying to shake humanity off its back as a reaction to pollution causing climate change. People...
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Recovery Memoir Illuminates the Power of Vulnerability Through Writing by Ryan M. Moser, Prison Journalism Project November 2, 2021 When I was asked to review “Writing Your Way to Recovery: How Stories Can Change Our Lives,” by James Brown and Patrick O’Neil, I initially balked. Although I’m an incarcerated writer and a recovering addict, I...
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I don’t know about you, but I’m angry. Everyday the radical right flaunts their power and diminishes ours. The news promotes ignorance, dishonesty, fantasy, and complete fabrication of facts. The pandemic could have been over, or at least held in check, but science deniers, conspiracy theorists, mentally ill, rightwing nut-jobs, and power seekers have kept...
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Ever since covid hit and the world went into lockdown I’ve settled in and embraced isolation. And even though I’ve been vaccinated (and everyone I know has as well), I still have no desire to go outside and rub elbows with the unenlightened, uneducated, ill informed, and especially the unvaccinated. I really don’t see a...
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Talk Recovery Radio had James Brown and I on as guests to talk about our book, “Writing Your Way To Recovery: How Stories Can Save Our Lives.” Usually TRR is a podcast, but with the addition of zoom (due of course to covid) you can now see our little faces as we talk. This week...
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I was late to work. Which isn’t my normal routine. I hate being late. I always give myself plenty of time to get where I’m going. Only during the pandemic traffic in Los Angeles has calmed down to the best it has ever been. A few months ago it took me 30 minutes to drive...
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You ever think about your name and wonder how many other people have your exact same name? Of course not. That’s because you’ve probably got some cool ass name like Bubba Vanzetti, or Emanuel Xavier, or Tupac Shakur, and the last thing you have to worry about is getting mistaken for someone else—at least not...
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I recently co-author a new book that just got published. Which is awesome and cool and I’m stoked to have another book out. And one would think that after all the sweat, hard work, and anxiety that goes along with the launch of a new book that this should be a time for celebration and...
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