Your Creative Work: Sacred or Essential?

Jo March, the protagonist in Little Women, has long been a sort of patron saint of writing for me. Ever since my first introduction to Little Women with a screening of the 1994 movie starring Winona Ryder as Jo when I was 10 years old, I found myself identifying with Jo: her drive to tell... Continue Reading →


For New Moms Only

OK, not really for new moms only! But I have an essay up on Mom the Brave today, in their "Dear Brave Mom" category. It's an open letter to the mommas of newborns...that's such a crazy time; for some it's pure bliss, but for others (like me!) it's sheer survival. Head over to Mom the... Continue Reading →

Acquiring the Taste

Here's a poem I wrote for a final project last quarter, responding to our course on the Old Testament writings (Chronicles, Ruth, Esther, Lamentations, Psalms, Proverbs, Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, Job, and Daniel). Acquiring a Taste Reality is like a fine wine, I read. It will not appeal to children. The Writings are like fine... Continue Reading →

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