The New Phase

The New Phase

Hey, is anybody out there? *taps mic an annoying number of times* {crickets} Quick question: is blogging dead now? Yes? Cool. Well then, welcome to my WEBSITE where I publish personal essays about my LIFE right here on the WORLD WIDE WEB on this official WEBSITE that...
In the wake of a hurricane, things start to repair

In the wake of a hurricane, things start to repair

(I wrote this yesterday.) Hello, world. I am sitting here with one of my besties, Zina Petersen, in her sister’s beach house in Jacksonville Florida. Zina invited me to fly out as she housesits for her sister so that we can have our own wonderful little writing...
California Poppies

California Poppies

When my mom was sick–several years in–she went outside one afternoon in the summer and saw that poppies had grown spontaneously in our side-yard. They were orange and bright. She was something of a gardener. I have many memories of her outside in the...