Category Archives: Personal Essays

Stonewall 50: Still Making Our Place

My essay Stonewall at 50: Still Making Our Place was published on June 28, 2019, the 50th anniversary of the start of the Stonewall Riots. I like thinking of it that way since the uprising and movement that started that … Continue reading

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My Brother’s Lung Transplant and the Myth of Individual Healthcare Coverage

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My new essay in the Scoundrel Time literary journal. It’s about my brother’s recent lung transplant, his experience with the ACA, what it was like for us and why healthcare coverage is never just for an individual.

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Love You Bushels: A Memoir of Mom

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“In my hall closet, behind the vacuum cleaner and under a pile of books, I found the box of greeting cards.”  Like many friends my age, I’m looking for ways to latch onto memories while my parent is still here. … Continue reading

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What My Dad Taught Me About Money

A memoir of money.  “Do you think I’m made of money?” my dad asked me when I was 10, desperately wanting him to buy me a new tabletop pinball machine with flashing lights, automatic scoring, flippers that lit up, and … Continue reading

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