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I write.

“ I like stories that risk something by being on the page. Whether it's the subject matter, the style of writing, or the fact that the author has tried to write about the experience at all, the work that feels the most rewarding to me is writing that has risked something to exist. 39 Lashes: Just Write Something About Your Mother [by Lara Lillibridge] has this level of courage in spades. ”
— Courtney Maum, 2016 Prose Judge, Slippery Elm Literary Journal

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On Cleaning: Oh, Mom, I Get It Now

Tue Jun 20 2017

I understand why my mother gave up. Read more »


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Book Review: Dad #1, Dad #2: A Queerspawn View From the Closet

Mon Jun 19 2017

Book review of a memoir about growing up with two dads and a mom in Boise, Idaho. Read more »


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Saying Farewell to the Tooth Fairy

Thu Jun 15 2017

The Tooth Fairy was the latest casualty in our household. View at huffingtonpost »


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Wait, Don't Ride Off Quite So Quickly!

Tue Jun 13 2017

I turned around, and my big kid became a tween. Read more »


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Are We Too Stable? Conflict Role Modeling After Divorce

Thu Jun 01 2017

The nature of shared parenting allows us to do all our fighting when the kids aren’t home.  The boys have never seen us fight. This feels unnatural. Read more »


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Freudian Lawn Job

Mon May 29 2017

I feel like there is a great metaphor in here somewhere—a reason for my purely accidental yet consistent egregious behavior. Read more »


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In Conversation With Leslie Lawrence, Author of "The Death of Fred Astaire"

Wed May 24 2017

Interview style book review of a marvelous essay collection about life, learning, and teaching. There are also children and dogs. Read more »


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Divorce Is A Car Crash And You’re Both At Fault

Tue May 23 2017

No matter what the insurance company says, both parties are always at fault in every car accident, and if you can’t see your part in causing the accident, you are doomed to repeat it. The same can be said for divorce. View at huffingtonpost »


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They Tell Me I’m a Queerspawn

Thu May 18 2017

Queerspawn are children of GLBTQ parents, and the word has been around for a least a decade. Apparently I have a tribe. View at huffingtonpost »


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Ernest Hemingway Backstage at his Granddaughter’s First Dance Recital

Sat May 13 2017

This was a writing prompt that made me happy. Sometimes it's important to remember that writing is supposed to be fun. Read more »


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Life At The Fringe

Tue May 09 2017

I know all about living at the fringes of society. First, I was one of only two kids in first grade who had divorced parents, plus my mom was gay. But there was more to it than that. View at huffingtonpost »


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