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‘My Fifth Sense’

published in Goldman Review Issue #7 has been selected a Notable American Essay of 2018, The Best American Essays, 2019 (Solnit & Atwan)

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This creative nonfiction explores our often unappreciated fifth sense—smell, while contemplating the fragility of health in light of environmental and geological threats and the cultural resilience needed to live with uncertainty.

This creative nonfiction explores our often unappreciated fifth sense—smell, while contemplating the fragility of health in light of environmental and geological threats and the cultural resilience needed to live with uncertainty.

‘Funeral for a Shark’

My creative nonfiction reflection on living with grief, was just published by Hip Pocket Press in Sisyphus, Issue 6.2 Summer 2019, appropriately themed, Adaptation. Read it now at: http://sisyphuslitmag.org.

Perfectly adapted to life in the mangrove swamp of Jozoni-Chwaka National Park in Eastern Zanzibar.

Perfectly adapted to life in the mangrove swamp of Jozoni-Chwaka National Park in Eastern Zanzibar.



‘Adrift At Sea’

Adrift at Sea” in Zyzzyva, a San Francisco journal of arts and letters, No. 114, Winter 2018. A look at those that have been lost, found, and how we care for those who need a second chance

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‘Nostalgia’

A teacher’s perspective on the loss of a sense of security and the psychological effects of the potential threat of gun violence in schools. Antioch University's online publication, Lunch Ticket, Winter/Spring 2018 t

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'Forgetting'

An ode to my dear aunt in remembrance of her passing after struggling for many years with Alzheimer's Disease. Republished by Snapdragon: A Journal of Healing and Spirituality. Issue 3.3, Fall 2017.

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'Learning from Doves'

Published in Still Harbor's Anchor Magazine: Where Spirituality and Social Justice Meet  Spring/Summer 2017, Issue 07

Mostar, Bosnia, 2015

Mostar, Bosnia, 2015


'Life as Pilgrimage'

An address given at Women of Grace Community Retreat, November 2014

Families preparing for the start of pilgrimage to El Cisne. Loja, Ecuador.

Families preparing for the start of pilgrimage to El Cisne. Loja, Ecuador.


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