Over the course of a year, I wrote 52 short essays in 52 weeks as a tribute to my mother and her desire for me to try my hand at creative writing.

Why Write?

When I was 25, I lived in San Francisco. I had a beautiful little apartment…
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The Governor

When I was young, and I’d ask mom a question she couldn’t answer, she would…

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Pokey the Duck

Back in the day, before standardized tests and common core requirements, before making college plans…

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Our People

I am a bad church goer. I’d like to blame the kids. And sometimes I…

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When I was pregnant with my middle son, I became concerned with the notion that…

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Messing Up

If I have learned anything in my 18 short years of parenting, it is that…

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