Spring 2019

Thirteenth Annual Traveler’s Tales Writing Contest, Solas Gold Award for Best Family Travel Story of the Year for “Of Dreams and Ruins”, March, 2019. This is the story of travels through Northern Peru with our children, in search of ruins—and solace from loss.



December 2018

“Downwind”, just published in Camas Magazine: The Nature of the West, Winter 2018 themed issue- Fragility. The University of Montana’s Environmental Studies Program’s literary magazine celebrates the landscapes and traditions of art and literature in the American West.

This creative nonfiction contemplates the fragility of health in light of environmental and geological threats and the cultural resilience needed to live with uncertainty.

Fall 2017

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September 2017

Family reunion and total eclipse watch in Madras, OR. Stunned by the universe!

Upon coming back, a return to school, and as the garden offers its last gifts, I am starting anew in my teaching. Heading inward as the nights cool down, the hours of sunlight wane, and I grapple with questions around how we best learn. 

Snapdragon: A Journal of At and Healing just published a version of my essay, Forgetting, in the Fall 2017 Issue 3.3 of the online journal entitled 'Remember'. I am flooded with memories of my dear aunt as I write to honor her. Go the the Snapdragon website to check it out.