Hippocampus Magazine “Writing Life” column, “Sometimes You Get to Write the Book You Don’t Love Yet,” September 2020.

Spirituality & Health, “It’s Not Too Late to Make Things Right,” July 2020.

WBUR’s Cognoscenti, “The Power of a Good Apology,” October 2018.

New York Times “Modern Love” column, “First the Radiance, then the Ashes,” June 2011. 

Boston Globe Magazine “Coupling” column, “Traveling in Tandem,” October 2011.

Bellingham Review, “The Witch’s Stitch,” Spring 2014.

The Tampa Review, “Home Waters,” Summer 2014. This essay was listed as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2015.

WBUR’s Cognoscenti, “Death, Joy, Love, Loss, JFK … the Beatles, and Me,” November 2013. This piece was also presented in an on-air version on NPR’s “Morning Edition.”

Passages North “Writers on Writing” column, “Mom at MacDowell,” February 2014.

Emrys Journal, “Sewing Patterns,” Spring 2015.

Marco Polo Arts Magazine, “My Unpretty Hands,” Spring 2013.

The UU World, “Service is Our Prayer,” May 2012.

Blog posts:, “Make It Right: Why it’s so hard to apologize and how to do it anyway”:

1. The Top 15 Myths About Apologies

2. How Not to Say “I’m Sorry”

3. One Step Toward a Racial Apology

4. Good Apologies Seem Impossible

5. Nope, What Rep. Yoho Said Was Not an Apology

6. What’s the Hardest Part of Making an Apology? 

Grub Street, News from the Muse 2020

Grub Street, Success Stories

Grub Street, Would We Lie To You? Blog

– I’m Not Writing a Book About My Mother, Dammit.

– Go Ahead and Submit, But Try Not to Care., “The Cure for Nagging”

Presentations, Readings:

Literary Firsts, Cambridge MA, “The Theory of Multiple Virginities,” 2013.

Sermon, UUAC, Sherborn, MA “The Need for Apologies,” March 2014.

Boston Public Library Foundation Story Slam, “Waiting for Mom,” June 2014.

Tell-All Memoir Series, Cambridge, MA “Dear Little Shoes,” November 2019.