I bought a house in Portland Oregon, and it brought up a lot of questions – about privilege, about gentrification, about inherited wealth, about race, about pruning, about dreams, and […]
Hey – it’s been a while! I had a baby last year, so the writing/publishing has been a little slow. On the other hand, motherhood is giving me a lot […]
I wrote a reported essay on my childhood neighborhood, Irvington, a much-changed and much-beloved historic district in Portland, Oregon. It’s taken me almost 2 years to work on their piece, […]
This story is close to my heart. A few years ago I stumbled on a pagan solstice ritual, and I’ve been delighted and intrigued by modern Druid practice ever since. […]
When you leave your home behind, what do you bring with you?
Last year I won a fellowship from Creative Nonfiction to develop a piece of researched literary journalism on Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Each of us involved in the Writing Pittsburgh project worked […]
A response to some of the political rhetoric and nationalist claims being thrown around this U.S.A. election season, this essay is a reflection on how that language seeps into classroom […]