Writing

  • What Am I Doing in Grad School?

    August 6, 2016

    I suspect this is a question I will ask myself from time to time over the next several years....

  • Write When the Spirit Moves You

    January 8, 2016

    It was a night when sleep eluded me, when the continental divide between my deepest life questions and the...

  • Still Working on my Handstand. Still Missing Dad.

    June 13, 2014

    Last Father’s Day, Elephant Journal published this blog post I wrote about my dad. It’s a good read for...

  • Go Forward For Humanity

    May 18, 2014

    On a recent job interview with a Wake Forest alumna, the interviewer looked at her resume and asked, “What...

  • Mother’s Day Redux

    May 8, 2014

    I posted this piece last year as we neared Mother’s Day. I was still living in the jungles of...

  • Our Idols are Human Too

    March 4, 2014

    I never imagined wanting to come to John Travolta’s defense. But amidst all the post-Oscar Travolfrenzy about his on-stage butchering of Idina Menzel’s name,...

  • Going for the Gold

    February 10, 2014

    My friend Julie posted her goal of someday working on the Olympics on Facebook the other day. It’s a...

  • White Rose Love

    January 14, 2014

    My time at Wake Forest was transformational. In four short years, I learned how to balance a checkbook, footnote...

  • When The End is Only the Beginning

    July 10, 2013

    I did it. I typed The End after I wrote the final sentence of my book a few weeks before I...

  • Knowing the Questions but Not All the Answers

    May 19, 2013

    I moved to Costa Rica to write the book that’s been roiling around in my head for nearly 15...