published by Sweet: A Literary Confection
I first encountered a Victorian hair wreath on my honeymoon. My groom grimaced, but I was thrilled. Read more.
Once More From the Bridge
Honorable Mention in the Saturday Evening Post
Great American Fiction Contest.
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published by The Normal School
When Belinda offered the opportunity to become a Safety Dance consultant, Cass blurted that she was ready to join the team. Read more.
What We Can't See
published by Creative Nonfiction
An interview about my prize-winning essay "Rumors of Lost Stars," published in CNF's "Joy" issue.
North Platte Canteen: Where the Heartland Opened Its Heart in WWII
published by NPR's The Salt
As a railroad hub in rural America, North Platte was uniquely situated for a grassroots canteen.
There's No Erasing the Chalkboard
published by The Atlantic
Blackboards will endure as symbols of learning long after they've disappeared from schools. Read more.
Why does the Disney Channel Hate Moms?
published by Salon
On the Disney Channel, mothers are alive but their dreams are dead. Read more.