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 […]
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 […]
It was pouring in Seattle. I stood up onstage at Hugo House, cracked the spine of a brand-new nonfiction book, and started to read. It was the launch of “Becoming […]
I’m proud and pleased to announce that one of my essays is coming out this fall in the collection “What I Didn’t Know: True Stories of Becoming a Teacher” (In […]
Oregon is getting inundated with rain, snow, and frost, and I’m huddled inside, drinking way too much coffee and working on a few long-term projects. 2015 turned out to be […]