They will tell you you can't sleep alone in a strange place
Then they'll tell you you can't sleep with somebody else
Oh but sooner or later you sleep in your own space
Either way it's okay, you wake up with yourself
~ Billy Joel
Back when my...

I carry the word bipolar with me. Memories of long anxious nights spent in hospital beds linger in my mind. For a time, lithium held me steady. I rarely felt manic and started to believe the sickness had passed. Then something broke.
Three years ago, my husband, one-year-old son and I moved into a new home. The...

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I came to abortion work in a rather circuitous way. It was not expected after seven years of strict Catholic schooling and twenty-one Thanksgivings full of staunchly conservative, pro-life family debates. By the time I arrived in Seattle in 1998, a newly graduated college-educated feminist, I had left all of the conservative...