I write articles, essays, and content for publications, nonprofits, B Corps, and creative businesses. I cover a wide range of topics, including animals, culture, travel, spirituality, and food.
What Is Your Emergency?
We both saw it coming. How could we not? It’s a straight shot from the top of the hill through several intersections to the bottom. The driver must have seen us. Surely she was slowing down. You can’t miss a big-ass Buick in the middle of the road unless you’re just drunk enough to fail the sobriety test the police will give you (and just cute enough to have those cops let it slide because you were “barely over the limit,” even though you just hit a fucking Buick).
Essay: "Floating in one of the southern fingers of Puget Sound, Harstine Island is like no other place I’ve been. It looks like the woods, but it smells like the sea. I come from the
landlocked southwestern corner of Pennsylvania, all rolling hills and woodlands. I spent
childhood vacations breathing in the salt air of a New Jersey barrier island. Here on
Harstine, it’s as though the two landscapes of my youth have been smashed together into
one beautiful, interlacing juxtaposition."
Essay: "I’ve been away: Out of town. Out of state. Out of this time zone. // I’ve been away: Out of words. Out of tears. Out of time. // Out of time: To have no time left. // Out of time: To be outside of time.
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Some people believe that God is outside of time, seeing the whole story from start to finish before it plays out for us mortals. This theory allows for predestination, the idea that God not only sees the whole story but also has ordained it, including who receives eternal life and who, well, doesn't."
Essay: "We started my very first practice with a falling drill. Knowing how to fall correctly is a key part of roller derby. It's not that you want to fall, but you have to accept that it's going to happen, and you need to know how to do it as safely and painlessly as possible. Plus—and this is the real kicker—you need to not fear it. This mental aspect is much harder to master than the physical aspects of falling safely."
Developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading for blog post about social-emotional learning by an employee of the Fred Rogers Center
Developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading for blog post about digital media and learning and social-emotional learning by an employee of the Fred Rogers Center