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K. Tyler Christensen
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K. Tyler Christensen is a writer living in Washington, D.C. He is currently working on an M.F.A. in creative writing at American University. His work has appeared on The Rumpus, Café Americain and the Tin House blog Open Bar. You can follow him on Twitter @ktylerc.

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Sanctification Through Words: Joy Williams's 99 Stories of God

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2013 | 2:15 PM

99 Stories of God by Joy Williams

During the summer of 2011, I attended the Tin House Writer's Workshop in Portland, Oregon. Upon "his" return in 2010, my literary hero, Alan Heathcock (Volt), told me, "Whatever you do, you have to go...

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U.S. Senate Response: 'Open Season' Amidst Tragedy in Boston

(5) Comments | Posted April 18, 2013 | 10:49 AM

I grew up in a home with guns. As a matter of fact, I recall a cool summer evening years ago, a draft coming in through the open windows, my father kicking off his work shoes. "When I die, what would you like me to leave you?" he asked. I...

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'First, Do No Harm': California's S.B. 1172 and My Experience With Sexual Orientation Change Efforts

(24) Comments | Posted April 11, 2013 | 6:47 PM

In 2002 I elected to get help to "cure" my homosexuality through a so-called therapeutic practice, "reparative therapy," "conversion therapy" or, as it's currently known, "sexual orientation change efforts" (SOCE). I sat opposite a man who communicated his heterosexuality quite strategically: family pictures, a "Father of the Year" mug and...

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