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Dave Singleton is an award-winning writer, editor and multimedia communicator. He is the author of three nonfiction books, including CRUSH: Writers Reflect on Love, Longing and the Lasting Power of Their First Celebrity Crush (Harper Collins, April 2016), The Mandates (Crown, 2004) … Continue reading

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My Brother’s Lung Transplant and the Myth of Individual Healthcare Coverage

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My new essay in the Scoundrel Time literary journal. It’s about my brother’s recent lung transplant, his experience with the ACA, what it was like for us and why healthcare coverage is never just for an individual.

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Does it Get Better for LGBT Seniors?

Does it Get Better for LGBT 🏳️‍🌈 Seniors? In this article, I explore LGBT senior services and housing options for this at-risk community. How can we make sure nobody takes a backward step into a senior living closet?  

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The Wrong Side of History: My Uncle’s Supreme Court Stand Against Interracial Marriage

My Salon essay was published on the 50th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia, the iconic Supreme Court case that struck down the ban on interracial marriage. I was surprised to find out I have a very personal connection to it.

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CRUSH: Now in Hardcover, Paperback and Audiobook

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CRUSH: Writers Reflect on Love, Longing, and the Lasting Power of Their First Celebrity Crush CRUSH (HarperCollins) launched in April 2016 with a hardcover and audiobook.  The paperback came out February 2017.  With NEW essays by James Franco, Stephen King, … Continue reading

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Calm-Downers, Resisters, and Bags by the Door

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My essay Calm-Downers, Resisters, and Bags by the Door. Sparked by a post-election day conversation about politics and protests. How do you stay engaged and zen at the same time? It’s in the premier issue of Scoundrel Time, a literary … Continue reading

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I Think I Love Him

I Think I Love Him is an excerpt from my book CRUSH: Writers Reflect on Love, Longing, and the Lasting Power of Their First Celebrity Crush (Harper Collins, 2016).    

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10 Reasons to Feel Hope About Alzheimer’s Disease

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Alzheimer’s disease and good news? Somehow, these two terms don’t fit. In 2016 alone, Alzheimer’s and other related dementias cost America an estimated $236 billion. While that figure is staggering, the real cost to families and caregivers is immeasurable. After … Continue reading

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Healthy Enough to Run the Country?

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How should we evaluate presidential candidates?  In the wake of Clinton, Sanders and Trump, the oldest candidates in history, my report Healthy Enough to Run the Country? explores the role age still plays in our decisions? But more than focusing … Continue reading

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Caring for Our Wounded Warriors

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“I thought I was going to spend the next few years dreaming about retirement, not taking care of my injured son.” So said a woman in her early fifties to me at a party several years ago, as she described … Continue reading

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