The buzz of being done
Last week, after two years of writing and revising an essay about beekeeping, post-partum depression and acceptance, I was able to let the process go: The piece was published on the website Lion’s Roar, in conjunction with the Buddhist Justice Reporter. Lion’s Roar is an in-print and online magazine devoted to exploration of meditation practice…
Keeping bees with Sylvia Plath
What do beekeeping, motherhood and post-partum depression have in common? Sylvia Plath! And me, as I dream up a new essay and writing project.
From telling her people’s myth stories to advocating for her people, Zitkala-Sa’s work exemplifies writing as activism.
My dog’s bone cancer was in his kidney
My dog was diagnosed with bone cancer in his kidney, but one nephrectomy and one month later, he’s feeling better. Now I’m looking for ways to keep him healthy — and I’m hopeful.
Baldwin’s America: A challenge and a lesson
There are books that leave me so dazzled by the setting and scene and characters I can easily think of them as candidates for “favorite book” when someone asks what my favorite book is. These books don’t discuss craft, but are craft at its finest, moments of pure magic that come together through voice and…