Last October, the Literary Happy Hour reading series tasked me with presenting a piece on the subject of fear. I read a short story about marriage—to be fair, that’s a real fear of mine. What I was working on was this essay about a woman’s fear of not speaking up, now up on Vol. 1 … Continue reading Glossophobia


When Remembering is an Object

This past Saturday marked the four-year anniversary of my brother's sudden death. I dedicated the morning to remembrance, honoring my brother the best way I knew how: reading Raymond Carver's "Where I'm Calling From" and listening to "Idaho" by Down Like Silver. I spent the evening with my sister, and in between watching 90s feel … Continue reading When Remembering is an Object

Blog on my Blog

The thoughtful and terrific Jane Hodges, founder of the Mineral School residency in Mineral, Washington, kindly asked me to be the subject of their blog interviews last month. I completely forgot to re-post until now. Better late than never! The interview goes into what I'm writing, who I'm reading, where I'm volunteering, and my hot … Continue reading Blog on my Blog