Only Human

A Blog by Virginia Hughes

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When Grief Is Traumatic

As Vicki looked at her son in his hospital bed, she didn’t believe he was close to death. He was still young, at 33. It had been a bad car…

Uprooted, Again

For me, the hardest part of writing a story is finding the end. It often feels arbitrary, or artificial, or both. A person’s story isn’t…

The Dog Mom’s Brain

When people ask me if I have kids, my standard answer is, “I have a dog.” My husband and I are the first to admit that we tend to treat o…

The Other Polygraph

A test that measures brain waves may be more useful to criminal investigations than the traditional polygraph.