Essays and Stories: Archive

Some of the essays included here are serious/substantial and are balanced with lighter topics. A dozen were first published a decade or two ago. Some are new, others I've linked to the original piece, and all have been published previously in literary journals or as guest posts in a variety of venues. Most of all, my writing is timeless (vs timely).

Behind the Book Interviews

Up Close and Personal

Follow my essays and stories while I stumble along with simple life, simplicity, downsizing, and journey moderately minimal.

Finding peace and tranquility


In Writing Motherhood
Twenty essays exploring themes of race, identity, foster care, 
transracial adoption, community and family ties

Growing up and American Indians

Inspiration and Insights