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 […]
Did you know that 6.5% of Americans are afraid of flying in an airplane? I wrote a feature for Quartz Ideas on aviophobia and rediscovering the joy of flying – […]
My newest article, a longform nonfiction piece on the trend of Chinese students studying in the U.S.A., is now up at The Big Roundtable. Featuring profiles of four Chinese students […]