Writing About Place

I grew up in Yakima, a small town in Central Washington that I was convinced I was bigger than. When I first left for college in Seattle, I didn't like returning home, even for a short visit. But as I continued to write, in college workshops or on my own, I found Yakima (or some… Continue reading Writing About Place

Visions of the West

The drive from Portland through Central Washington and finally into Eastern Washington made me feel like a pioneer. Perhaps it had something to do with driving across empty stretches of land where at times no other cars were in sight. Or maybe it was because every time I looked up in the stretch from Portland… Continue reading Visions of the West