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For essay "The Holes We Live With" in Full Grown People Magazine
Dec. 1, 2020
Audience: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA), MENASA Area
Nov. 30, 2021
From Carolina Academic Press
Coming Spring 2022
Essay, nominated for a Pushcart Prize
Oct. 28, 2021

How a Rape Crisis Center Saved My Life

::  “Can I shut the door?” asks the pencil. “Sure,” I say. I don’t want anyone to see me here in this place, so shutting the door is a good idea. Then I repeat what I said in the lobby. “I don’t know what I’m doing here. Really. This is a waste of time.” 

The Public Writing Life: How to Lose an Editor in Five Days

:: There are, indeed, expected ways of communicating with editors of public venues that you can’t possibly know unless someone tells you—or you learn the hard way by making mistakes. You would probably prefer to avoid making those mistakes.

Heartbreak in the Time of Covid. A Royal Legacy: 2006-2021.

:: This used to be an essay about grief, and anxiety disorder, and how we react when the whirl of events overwhelms us. Now it is also an essay about death and loss.

Three Ways to Teach with Empathy as the Pandemic Wears On

:: As we return to teaching this fall and the pandemic rages on, I want to share three things I’ve learned about teaching with empathy during Covid.