What if birth control and abortion were criminalized in order to protect the unborn?

What if parenting required a license in order to protect the born?

 “[The Age of the Child] tempts us into a conversation that we’ve not had with spouses, friends, or acquaintances. ” – Elizabeth Marro, author of Casualties

Listen to Colin McEnroe’s interview with Kristen Tsetsi on WNPR’s “The Colin McEnroe Show”

Pretty Much True knows the pain of deployment.” —Stars and Stripes

Chris Jane is the rare sort of writer who can satisfy both emotionally and intellectually. All told, Pretty Much True is a moving novel whose emotional and intellectual complexity demands much of the reader but offers much more in return.”– Small Press Reviews

The Year of Dan Palace is a book to savour and enjoy the beautiful clarity of the writing. Stunningly good.”—Indie Bookworm Reviews

The Year of Dan Palace is honest, original, and impossible to put down. With a wholly distinctive narrative voice, Chris Jane is a 21st Century Bukowski.”—Joseph Dilworth Jr., Pop Culture Zoo

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Interview with WWII veteran Ted Cummings about his influences, his decision to join the Marines, and his role in the war

The following interview with Theodore R. Cummings was conducted in November 2013. Mr. Cummings, a friendly, energetic, and overall lovely interview subject, died two years later in September 2015. Since retiring from his position as chairman of the Manchester, Conn. Democratic Committee in 2007, a position he’d held for 47 years, lifelong Manchester resident Ted

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Social media’s “thigh gap” trend not to blame for eating disorders

Originally published Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 in the Journal Inquirer by Kristen J. Tsetsi The website wikiHow, which offers step-by-step instructions on how to build a door, drive a car with manual transmission, and accept not having children, also explains how to achieve thigh gap. Thigh gap, an aesthetic desired by a segment of young

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The making of a book: Part II

Years ago, on a now-abandoned WordPress site, I made A book’s stages of growth: in pictures after having written my first novel, Homefront (Homefront later became Pretty Much True, which became Pretty Much True by Chris Jane, and yes it’s all the same story. Regerts, I have a few). Now that The Age of the Child

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Dehumanizing women in advertising

*for the Journal Inquirer (& still more than relevant enough to re-post years later) Federal prosecutors have said one-time East Hartford, Conn. “pimp” Brian Forbes sold two young women to another “pimp” for a promised payment of more than $1,000 in late 2003. The sale — for which Forbes never actually received payment, according to

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