Published excerpts from the finished manuscript Out in the World: Notes to a Daughter:
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BRAIN TEEN, The Magazine for Thinking Parents.
YOU. An Anthology of Essays Devoted to the Second Person. Welcome Table Press
The Kenyon Review Online
BRAIN CHILD, The Magazine for Thinking Mothers
This is a tale told from the stands.
Confessions about clothes.
Half of me wanted a church full of people who swayed to soulful music, arms raised in praise. The other half wanted a church where I could sit unnoticed in the last pew.
My teen-aged daughter would be appalled to know that my fondest wish for her this summer is that she lands some unforgettably horrible job.
Sometimes the cascade of events that shapes our lives seems unnervingly random.
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Once I asked him, after a game, “What’s it feel like, to smack that ball?”
A technophobe falls in love with texting.
It’s only now that I truly grasp what Title IX gave young women.
What to keep.
When I first volunteered with the poor, I suffered under a common form of romanticism, expecting to swoop in like a benevolent, rescuing angel.
I am a house voyeur.
A few laps in the pool provides a wave of insights.