How I Became a Writer in spite of my Waldorf Education

While not outwardly heretical—like George’s mom, for example, who packed him marshmallow fluff sandwiches for lunch—my family did own a television, exposing me to subversive influences like Nova and Dan Rather.

It’s Time to Change our State Flag and Seal

What if the images were reversed? Would we still dismiss it as “just a symbol”?

Bad People

The same people who blame lesbians for Hurricane Harvey, and President Obama for the solar eclipse (if only they had that kind of power!) are the first to call climate change a hoax

My Day of Tlatelolco

On a Wednesday afternoon in June, I find Tlatelolco, site of so much historic upheaval, surprisingly sleepy.  No one is manning the ticket booth at the Tlatelolco University Cultural Center. A security officer helps me track down the cashier to take my thirty peso admission fee, which I’m told gives me access to the Archeological…

Sewanee Writers’ Conference

I’m thrilled to announce that I have been awarded a Tennessee Williams Scholarship to attend the Sewanee Writers’ Conference in Sewanee, Tennessee, July 18th-30th.  

Telenova Tyrants

In place of olive fatigues, our telenovela tyrant wears a black suit and red tie…