Essays & Creative Nonfiction

On The Eve of My Mother’s Dying Brevity September 2018

Avocation Calling Backhand Stories July 2008

Sick DaysImperfect Parent December 2006

Dress for DistressNotre Dame Magazine August 2006

A relic of fold-up chairs and flying dirt Christian Science Monitor September 2005

My Morning Run Is A Moving Meditation Newsweek May 2004 (PDF)

Incident in the Lunch Buffet Line in Atlantic City Brevity Fall 2003

Word PowerWriting From Home July 2003

My fondness for Barbies baffles my daughters Christian Science Monitor December 2001

Teaching Failure The Chronicle of Higher Education October 2001 (PDF);
-Reprinted in Community College Education September 2002