Writing

My essays, short stories, and articles have appeared in hundreds of publications that range from highly-regarded to plain old odd. Here is a light sampling of my work.

BOSTON GLOBE

As a Globe correspondent, I have written everything from juicy cover stories for the Sunday Magazine to personal essays and human interest pieces. A few favorites:
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June 2017 Loving the heck out of my Home Boys

Feb. 2017 Words with Sisters

Jan. 2017 Getting creative with Wedding Menus 

April 2016 Staycation Cover Story

The Shoe Game Sneaker Freaks Take Boston.

Read all about sanctioned non-monogamy in Boston. Beyond Monogamy  (This one landed me on Fox News.)

Great places to treasure hunt in the Boston area. Much retail research required forwedding gilson 33 Top Spots to Shop Antiques.

Charles Dickens was a literary rock star on his 1842 Beantown  visit. When Dickens Came to Boston.

Or the sweetness of running into an old crush. Hello Thirteen

Ah, the challenges of sleeping around the hood. Bedroom Diaries

 

LOVE STORIES (SORT OF)

damien-echols-salem-1Literal-Latte 2017 Essay Contest Prize Livin’ On a Prayer

Spirituality & Health Magazine Damien Echols Surviving Prison

Purple Clover Our Dance With Leonard Cohen

Brew Magazine  Love in an Airlock

Patheos  Why I Pray

 

TREASURE HUNTING

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WBUR Cognoscenti Rethinking the Bucket List   

Hartford Courant The Man in the Park

Modern Bride  Something Old. Something Used.

 

PARENTING                                              

As a regular Mom.me blogger, I dig into my family life for teenage tales.  Mom.me

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The Washington Post On Parenting

Literarymama.com has published several of my mama pieces and anthologized this one: Motherkind     

Family Fun  The Power of Project Do It

Mamazina  Murder and the Family Bed

Polishing Stone  On Being Here 

The Toronto Star (my first real publication) Batter My Heart

 

RANDOM RECENT FAVORITES

Proto Magazine An Ocean to Cover

National Public Radio/WBUR Election Lessons from Death Row

Brevity Blog  Advice to College Graduates Contemplating the Writing Life

Grown & Flown I Want to Go to College Too

 

THE NEW YORKER CAPTION CONTEST

Here are the ten words (so far) that I’ve published in The New Yorker:

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