We are a species that needs and wants to understand who we are. Sheep lice do not seem to share this longing, which is one reason why they write so little.
– Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird

A Forgotten Box of Masks, Once Just Precaution,’ Now Feels Like A Sign From My Dad – Cognoscenti

Are we Doomed? The Risks of Writing about Family– Writer’s Room of Boston Blog

Growth – Originally published in the Gettysburg Review, republished on Redux

Not Exactly Bedtime Stories – Salon.com

Taboo – Pithead Chapel, nominated for Pushcart

Swimming Bald after Chemo – The Mighty

Batter_Up – Brain, Child Magazine

Mysterious Case of the Girl Gang Member – Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices

Collaborators SweetLit

The House on Congress StreetNewfound Journal

The Revelations about Aging you Experience at a Billy Joel Concert ScaryMommy

Thank you for Listening – The Manifest-Station

The Memoirist Lunch Ticket, nominated for Pushcart

Once Upon a Penis– Included in Mamas and Papas: On the Sublime and Heartbreaking Art of Parenting anthology

What an Imperfect Dinner Moment Can Hold (One of many blogs I wrote for the Family Dinner Project)

On Magic – Winner of the WEKU (an NPR Station) & Skirt magazine’s This We Believe contest. Recorded for WEKU special.

Torn The Baltimore Review, plus a notable mention in The Best American Essays 2007, also recorded for The Drum

Unexpecting Literary Mama

fineartofsloughingyelinNew Plains Review

The following were published in View from the Cube/Boston Globe’s now-defunct weekly column about life in the office

Slowly we turn into each other at the office

Office without chocolate lacks a certain sweetness

Life at work is dangerous, and then there’s the bacteria

For a newcomer at the office, the pressure is on

Making friends at work a tricky undertaking

Look sharp – professional dress is back

Office theft not always petty

Take your toys to work with you

And one more, from Boston Globe Magazine’s Perspectives

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