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Bad Blogger

Gah, I’m such a bad blogger. I just don’t like doing it, I guess. I mainly keep this page as a place to put all my work in one place. It’s bothering me to see the same post for months, … Continue reading

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Untethered

Last night I stayed up until 3:30 AM finishing a ten page paper on Peter Rock’s My Abandonment (GREAT book), then woke at 7:30 to get my kids up for school. After they left, I had to re-read my paper … Continue reading

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Lament

On the day Philando Castile died I knew nothing of it not his name which plays in my head repeatedly now not his face which I can’t separate from his shirt, white and red because I was in Disneyland yesterday, … Continue reading

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Heigh ho, heigh ho

I’ve been really busy lately (with writing of course, not anything needing to be done like cleaning out the closet or fridge). In May I took an online flash CNF workshop with Kathy Fish and WordTango that I really enjoyed. … Continue reading

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Summertime and the living is easy

I’ve been busy writing as much as I can during these golden weeks when I’m out of school and my kids are not. I did this last summer and spent most of the school year revising and submitting the things … Continue reading

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Ode to My Lunch

Ode to my lunch   Your volume was not a match, o chicken fried steak. Next time bring a better game. I am a professional at this–no scrawny vegan Oregonian. You are gone now, leaving me with the mashed potatoes … Continue reading

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Thank you, Mr. Steinke

My 10 year old daughter Madeline has an amazing teacher. He is very gentle, peaceful, and encouraging, and fosters a sense of power and autonomy in his classroom. He encourages his students to vote on big things, like the way … Continue reading

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Q & A with Eastern Iowa Review

I have a piece coming out in the second annual printed issue of Eastern Iowa Review (Summer 2016, I think) called “This Same Place.” The founding editor, Chila Woychik, is great to work with. Here’s a Q & A we did about “This Same … Continue reading

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Two Essays, One Title

This week my essay “Blackberries and Gasoline” was published in Mulberry Fork Review, a journal which accepts reprints. It is a reprint, technically, but about a third of it is new. I made a really n00b mistake when I first began submitting to journals … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Structure

Winter break from school 2015-2016. My children were supposed to be back at school yesterday, but ice on the road demanded school be cancelled yesterday and today. Reader, I need this ice to melt. My children are sleeping in later … Continue reading

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