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Thank you for your interest in contributing to the work of the James Kirk Bernard Foundation to help to better understand and prevent suicide through research, services, and advocacy efforts. You can choose to designate your gift to a program of interest, or support the work of the foundation across our mission areas. We greatly appreciate your donation. 

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Order Jamie’s Book: Taming the Blank

The stories in Taming the Blank, a short collection of James Bernard’s writings compiled by close friends and teachers at Bard College, can be read both as a window into Jamie’s progression as a writer as well as for their humor, insight, and total originality. The collection includes “Daniil Platonovich,” James’ senior project and very much a work in progress that offers insights into his writing process, perfectionism, and love of Russian literature; Taming the Blank, a series of tutorial writings conducted under Professor Cole Heinowitz that depict his overactive imagination wrestling with itself as well as the immovable ten minute writing exercise deadline; and earlier writings from his high school years in which his interests and temperament truly begin to reveal themselves. Order Now