Category Archives: Panic Disorder

“Peanut Butter Cups” has been published by Tinge Magazine

Normally, when I am lucky enough to have my work published, I just announce it without disclaimers; however, “Peanut Butter Cups,” is an exception.  Just published by Tinge Magazine, this is a difficult essay — it’s long, and it’s full … Continue reading

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‘Who Would Choose Such a Difficult Life If They Were Normal?’

‘Who Would Choose Such a Difficult Life If They Were Normal?’ – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cindy-zelman/who-would-choose-such-a-d_b_3531091.html

Posted in 1980s, Gay Marriage, homophobia, lesbianism, LGBTQ Movement, Panic Disorder, Queer Movement | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

My Fight with Panic Disorder Part II: Gwin and Marijuana

From the essay, “Stuck in the Middle,” by Cindy Zelman When I was thirteen I met Gwin, new to town, and we spent a lovely year bonding as we entered the eighth grade at junior high. We walked to and … Continue reading

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My Fight with Panic Disorder (Part I)

On the advice of a writer-acquaintance, I will be publishing excerpts from some of my essays here on my blog. I hope you will enjoy reading. Stuck in the Middle The cashier and the bag boy look at me as … Continue reading

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My blog audience is growing….

It occurred to me just now that my blog audience is growing and is larger and more diverse than my Facebook audience. For that reason, I wanted to post a link to the memoir, “Marcela Songs,” which is up at … Continue reading

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3 Revisions? 6 Revisions? Try 16 years of revisions….

Sixteen year ago, I had my ass kicked by love and I’ve been trying to write about it ever since. In 1996, after a breakup with a woman named XXXXX, I attempted to write several pages of our story together. … Continue reading

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The Twisty-Turn-y Journey of My “Career”

    In an effort to lighten up my blog (and to lighten up generally), I’ve chosen the relatively innocuous topic of my career. I think work histories are interesting. I hope mine is to you, but if you’re bored, … Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Agoraphobia, Career, Creative Nonfiction, Panic Disorder, Solstice MFA Pine Manor College, Uncategorized, Work | 4 Comments