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Uncertain Weather

Orion, March/April 2017

The Caretakers

Proximity, December 2016

One Woman's Meat​

Tin House ​(Open Bar blog), June 2016​

Follow Your Feet

Orion, March/April 2016

Cousins can be complicated​

Motherwell​, June 2016​​​

Writ in Water (nominated for a Pushcart Prize)

Full Grown People, October 2015​

The Gap Year

Full Grown People Love + Sex anthology 

(hard copy only)

The Hairbrush: Depository of Your Intimate Self

The Atlantic Object Lessons series, December 2015 

The Sino-Soviet Connection​

Lucky Peach​, May 2015 

Sips of Air

Full Grown People, February 2015

Slaughterhouse Farce​

Paste, January 2015

New Roots

Orion, March-April 2015 (hard copy only)

Seeking Boredom on a 3000-mile Road Trip

The Washington Post, February 2015

Nobody's It Girl

Sweatpants & Coffee, October 2014

When I wasn't paying attention, my pregnancy almost killed me

BuzzFeed Ideas, September 2014 

What's in a Name

The Manifest-Station, August 2014

Competence Lost

The Jabberwock Review, Winter 2014 (hard copy only)

Someone Stole Home (nominated for a Pushcart Prize)

Full Grown People, October 2013

Republished in Best of Full Grown People anthology, October 2014​​

Words Will Never Hurt Me

Brain, Child, Summer 2012 (hard copy only)

Self Preservation

Brain, Child, Summer 2011

Permanent Ways: The Midnight Train to Moscow

The Walrus, June 2007​

Beacon Hill Charm (nominated for a Pushcart Prize)

The Jabberwock Review, Fall 2006 (hard copy only)​​

Longform (over 3000 words)

Who Owns the Earth?

Aeon,​ April 2016

The End of Walking​

Aeon, August 2015​

Related interview: Your Brain on Two Legs, from The Overhead Wire podcast on Streetsblog USA, September 2015​



1966​, Summer 2015 

Best American Essays 2016​ "Notable"​

Wander, Lost (nominated for 2015 Sundress Publications Best of the Net anthology)

Lunch Ticket, Winter/Spring 2015​

For My Child, Actions Teach Louder Than Words

STIR Journal, November 2014

Reclaimed Ambition

Full Grown People, July 2014

Best American Essays 2015 "Notable"

Crunchy Floors

Full Grown People, April 2014

Acts of Faith

Full Grown People, December 2013

My Russian Condition

The MacGuffin, November 2004 (hard copy only)​


A Walking Life
nonfiction book in progress
Da Capo Press, scheduled publication date 2018

Against the Grain
memoir in progress

The Great Depression by the Numbers
Benchmark Education Company, ISBN: 1-4108-2575-2

Google Books link