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Trauma and transformation inside a green-shuttered Costa Mesa home

It’s autumn, and my two sons and I are on our way to visit my mother-in-law when I drive past my alma mater: New Directions for Women, a drug and alcohol treatment residence in Costa Mesa. Their grandmother’s home happens to be nearby, so for more than 17 years now, whenever I make the turn onto her street, my eyes land on the place I used to live, and, more specifically, on the window of my former bedroom. Read more...
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Editor's Letter, October 2013

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