In an interview with Hugo House, the writer Steve Almond said that when people ask him “What should I write about?” his response is to “Write about what you can’t get rid of by any other means.”
This, essentially, is why I write essays. Because I’ve tried ALL the other means. They didn’t work.
You can read some of my writing below. And please reach out—I'd love to hear from you.
Sometimes We Choose
The girl in the first dream is young—three or four or five. She has long, white-blonde hair and she is running circles around the flower bed in the center of the front yard of my childhood home...
A Thing No Longer Given Freely
Orientation was only part of the problem. This is when my reflexes stopped working. This is when instinct began to fail me. Or perhaps it is I who failed it...
Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country by Pam Houston, reviewed for BookBar
The Collected Shizophrenias by Esmé Weijun Wang, reviewed for BookBar
On Being 40(ish) edited by Lindsey Mead, reviewed for BookBar
Vote Her In: Your Guide To Electing Our First Woman President by Rebecca Sive, reviewed for BookBar
All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung, reviewed for BookBar
The True Secret of Writing by Natalie Goldberg, reviewed for Elephant Journal
The Shambhala Principle: Discovering Humanity’s Hidden Treasure by Sakyong Mipham, reviewed for Elephant Journal
Articles and Other Writings
Healing Spaces Need to be Safe for People Recovering from Disordered Eating
If you’re a practitioner and influencer of any kind, please stop giving advice about what people should eat or drink.