Essays

My creative nonfiction has appeared in publications as varied as The Washington Post and Blue: Michigan's Lakestyle Magazine to Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life. Here's a taste:

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"Pigs Is Equal," The Cresset

“Last summer, I signed up for “A Day on the Farm,” a group tour of a large Indiana swine breeding operation. Then I came home and re-read Charlotte’s Web … ”

 

 

"Dune Dying" excerpt

"Dune Dying" excerpt

"Dune Dying," Fresh Water: Women Writing on the Great Lakes (Michigan State University Press), a 2007 Michigan Notable Book

“I am here, but I am lost. Vast waves of deep green—miles of treetops—undulate out away from me to the east, as far as I can see, and to the south and north too. On a September morning this dunetop seems earth’s summit, a gentle Everest of sand. Far below, the lake is a swath of variegated blue silk spread smooth to the west edge of earth’s table …”

 

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"All Creatures Kin," Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life

“Though not the only saint-statue sold at Walmart.com, Saint Francis of Assisi is far and away the most popular. Twenty-eight different representations of him, priced from $38 to $1900, are available ...”