To heal, we cut ourselves off from those we love. But without them, how do we heal?
I did a craft interview on immigration journalism, podcasting, and the power of slowness.
Wafa and Moutaz exemplify the long-haul love story of many immigrants, whose children, parents, and spouses remain on the other side of geopolitical barriers.
How does receiving a donated organ affect your sense of self? Read more at Longreads.
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 […]