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
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 Street – Newfound Journal
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.
Unexpecting – Literary Mama
fineartofsloughingyelin – New Plains Review
The following were published in View from the Cube/Boston Globe’s now-defunct weekly column about life in the office
And one more, from Boston Globe Magazine’s Perspectives
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