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Tell Your Story

Gender Perfect

When a writing class reveals certain truths

The four of us — my wife, me, my best friend and his husband — share Japanese deviled eggs, smoky bourbons, curry, and ramen. I don’t remember the street or the name of this place, though it’s on Manhattan’s upper east side. We tell stories of work — of privilege and proposed retirement — and we wonder if the upcoming elections will steer us back to the center, or…



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Terry Barr

I write about music, culture, food, and my Alabama past in The Riff, InTune, FanFare, A Cornered Gurl, Rock n”Heavy, Counter Arts, and Plethora of Pop.