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. What am I doing, with my undergraduate degree over thirty...

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  • 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 trivial worries of the day narrowed into a sliver of fear....

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  • 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 this year as well. Check it out here. Still working...

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  • 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 is it they do to you at Wake Forest? There’s...

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  • 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 Costa Rica, where the rainy season had arrived. One year...

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