September 18, 2019

In 1986, we moved from the only home I’d ever known. I was thirteen and cried for days prior, believing my life was over. Even at that age, I felt utterly connected to a place as if my life force was somehow tethered to it.

August 20, 2019

On a raw and windy Thursday afternoon, four days before Christmas 2017, Toni Morrison told me she had died twice. The first time, she said, her eyes wide and searching, she slept in her bed that faced the Hudson River with windows all around her in a half-moon shape an...

June 26, 2019

Reviewing and setting goals for myself is one of my New Year’s Eve traditions. This time around, I was intentionally stingy in the number of goals I set. I had a few big ones on the list and didn’t want to overwhelm myself with too much pressure this year in part becau...

April 3, 2019

Set in Michigan in 1991, Wind Song Girl tells the story of Tiponi Red Hawk, whose life has been threatened by her mother's disappearance.

February 20, 2019

I have been thinking for a long time about what my next blog series might be, and I decided to do something very different. I decided to give you installments of a story as I work on it. I'll plan to release an installment once a month, so expect #2 in this series...

November 16, 2018

There is a state park in East Haddam, Connecticut called Devil’s Hopyard featuring an incredible waterfall and rock formations.

September 5, 2018

It's story time. The other day, I was in line at the gas station, and I saw someone wash a stranger's windshield after he'd cleaned his own. That simple random act of kindness resonated with me and reminded me about my amazing time with my yellow Labrador...