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Strength Versus Strain

I recently read (and recommend) “Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine” by Alan Lightman, a theoretical astrophysicist. His book …

Doldrums & Distractions

Hello there. It’s been a while. I’ve been on the road quite a bit. Pullman, Port Townsend, Tucson, San Francisco, …

Into the Light

Dear readers, I’m incredibly excited to share news that a piece I worked on for most of 2014 was accepted by Works (of Fiction) in Progress Journal and -best of all- you can actually read it.

Habits, New and Old

While it is, apparently, a myth that habits take 21 days to form, I do feel a little bereft now …

Halfway

Based on my encounters for the past two weeks, I know the first question lingering in your mind, so let’s …

Vision

As a dying hurricane flings gusty winds at Seattle, and with them, tree limbs, power lines and a pantheon of …

Countdown

Today is one of those fall Sundays in Seattle that I live for: the sky is bright white with a …

Can We Talk?

If last summer was the season of shoulder, this summer was the season of the glute. Each year, I learn …

Otherhood

Warning: this week’s blog post, a comedic romp into the realm of the sadly under-utilized gluteous maximus muscle, is now …

Adaptation

With regard to weathering change, I’ve received more advice in the past few weeks than ever before. Major life shifts …

A Room of One’s Own

While it’s been many years since I’ve shared the cost of rent with someone, this isn’t to say that I …

Weights & Measures

Him:  We have to ask ourselves at a certain point in life if the goal isn’t how far we can …

What a Mother

Within the pantheon of idyllic perfection looms a lofty figure, one who overshadows beloved English professors, high school football coaches …

I Do Not Have a Problem

They say that the first step to kicking addiction is recognizing that you have a problem, however when I looked …

Women of EDGE

Want to participate in your local writing community? Come to a free reading by the 2013 EDGE Literary Artists at …

Swimmingly

It’s taken me twelve years in Seattle to swim in an indoor pool. Or, more accurately, it has taken me …

Little Things

Never write to settle scores. This, of course, is a great temptation for writers abused in some way. Rather than …

Embodiment: You Are Here

You know those large, illuminated maps in shopping malls, the ones bearing a big red dot with the words, YOU …

AWP14

Those who didn’t venture near the Washington State Convention Center in the last four days are likely unaware that over …

Risk

Picture this: TSA agents staring slack-jawed at monitors, screening for dangerous weapons like guns and suntan lotion in bottles larger …