My essays have appeared in the following publications and anthologies:

Familial Food
Hektoen International
After my father’s stroke, he received nutrition through a feeding tube because he wasn’t able to swallow anymore. He never lost the hunger for real food and the connection sharing food with our family. This excerpt from my memoir tells that story.

Seeing Through Mohammed’s Eyes
Corners: Voices in Change
“Seeing Through Mohammad’s Eyes” tells the story of how I came to see Morocco through the eyes of the driver who sometimes had my new husband and me holding on for dear life.

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Discovering Migraines
Hektoen International
“Discovering Migraines” is featured in this Medical Humanities journal’s neurology section. Another excerpt from my forthcoming memoir: In the Absence: My Memoir of the Brain.

Without a Net
Open Thought Vortex Literary Magazine
“Without a Net” is part of Open Though Vortex Magazine’s October Facing Our Fears series and is an excerpt from my forthcoming memoir: In the Absence: My Memoir of the Brain.

Prairie Gold an Anthology of the American Heartland
“Maintenance” is an essay of how I was unprepared to buy my first house, the unlikely source of help I found, and my heartbreak when I had to leave the neighborhood behind.

Being a Grown Up: A User’s Guide to the Real World
“Being the Baby” is an essay about the blessings and curses of being the baby of a family of nine.

Christmas Traditions: True Stories that Celebrate the Spirit of the Season
“Playing with Tradition” is an essay about the traditions of Christmas in a big family as it grows.

Chick Ink: 40 Stories of Tattoos – And the Women Who Wear Them
“Forever Eighteen” is an essay about the tattoos that live us and learning to live with others’ assessment of us.

Classic Christmas: True Stories of Holiday Cheer and Goodwill
“The Great Walnut Caper” is an essay about a Christmas misunderstanding involving walnut ornaments.

Stories of Strength
“The Smell of Lilacs” is an essay about how I learned to remember my father after his death.