Essays & Creative Nonfiction


Below is a list of my published Essays and more creative works of nonfiction. Click on a title to read the story online, where available.

Avocation Calling

Published in Backhand Stories , July 2008

Sick Days

Published in Imperfect Parent, December 2006

Dress for Distress

Published in Notre Dame, August 2006

A relic of fold up chairs and flying dirt

Published in the Christian Science Monitor, September 21, 2005.

Painting Walls

Originally appeared in Gin Bender , March 2003;

Reprinted in Ink & Ashes: A Journal of the Senses, Vol 1, Issue 1, March 2005.

My Turn: My Morning Run is a Moving Meditation

Published in Newsweek, May 10, 2004

Peaked Performance

Published in Banyan Review, Winter 2004

Incident in the Lunch Buffet Line in Atlantic City

Published in Brevity, Issue 14, Fall 2003.

Darth Vega

Published in Flashquake, Summer 2003.

Word Power

Published in Writing From Home, July 2003

My Fondness for Barbies Baffles My Daughters

Publishing in the Christian Science Monitor, December 6, 2001


The following pieces are not available online:

How to Plan a Wedding in Two Weeks

Published in Drexel Online Journal, April 2004

Teaching Failure

Originally published in Chronicle of Higher Education, October 12, 2001;

Reprinted in Community College Week, Septemberr 2002, Comfusion April 2003, and Storyhouse Coffee September 2003


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