Planting Cherries in the Sand
published in The Butter
You will plant your mother a cherry orchard, a sanctuary of shade and sweetness. Read more.
Grades Matter in Middle School. Should They Matter at All?
published in The Washington Post
If research consistently supports the detrimental impact of grades, why don't we do away with them altogether? Read more.
Review: Hush Hush by Laura Lippman
published in con-text
Motherhood has made Tess more cautious about judging others while subjecting her to constant judgment. Read more
Review: Unbecoming by Rebecca Scherm
published in Mpls. Star-Tribune
'Unbecoming' inverts we everything we expect from an art heist story. Read more.
The Watcher and the Watched: A Review of 'The Girl on the Train'
published in Los Angeles Review of Books
Paula Hawkins' book is about seeing and being seen, particularly as women. Read more.
An Open Letter to the Sneakers Hanging Over a Power Line on East Lake Sammamish Parkway
published in McSweeney's
And you, tethered to that wire, do you recall your ambulatory dreams? Read more.
Quiet! The Exhaustion of Introverts with a Child Who Can't Stop Talking
published in ParentMap
When an extrovert is the child of two introverts, a domestic energy crisis is inevitable. Read more.
Nothing Gold Can Stay
published in Full Grown People
What does it mean that I am nostalgic for a time before my own birth? Read more.
The Genius of Song, the Gospel of Work
published in Belt
The surprising past, present, and future of men's choirs in the Rust Belt. Read more.
Casualties of the Coop
published in Pacific Standard
Thousands of abandoned roosters and past-their-prime hens have landed in animal shelters across the country since urban farming took flight. Read more.