Yes, End This Toxic Friendship

When people write to me about their friendship dilemmas, I rarely give the type of black and white answer I provided this time. Why did I tell this month's letter writer that it's time to end the friendship she described? See for yourself and feel free to let her know...

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Back in the Literary Magazine World

It's been a long time since I've had a short story in a literary magazine. Well, last year my story, "The Pleasure of Your Company," was published in Typishly. But a year feels like a long time. I'm happy to report that After the Pause accepted "The Largest Pancakes...

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Friends and Money

How do you deal with the awkwardness of talking to friends about money when some people believe it's an open topic (since so much information is available online anyway) and others believe it's too personal to ask what someone spent? I got an excellent question about...

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