essays

Feminine Collective, August 13, 2021

"You can prove that you are ugly.

You have known this since you were a child."

Wanderlust Journal, August 3, 2021

"In the midst of a pandemic with international travel a distant dream, memories of past travels sustain me."

Grown and Flown, December 18, 2018

“At a Hippo Campus concert, I was reminded that buttercups make my daughter feel strong.”

Bethel Banner, January 2015

“Back when I was a teenager, I thought I had a pretty good handle on what it meant to be a Christian … But as an adult, I really don’t know what to think anymore.”

Bethel Banner, September 2017

"'It will all work out,’ I told myself. But as our departure neared, I really wondered what I had signed myself up for.”

Read at Risking, a Northfield Arts Guild Writers’ Night, February 2006 and published in Minnesota Flyer, September 2006.

A story about learning to fly, facing challenges and a person who helped me find my wings.

Bethel Banner, December 2015 and Chicken Soup: The Joy of Christmas, 2016

“…Christmastime loomed ahead of me not as a wonderful holiday but as an event that threatened to toss me over the edge.”

Published in Minnesota Memories 6, Womeninc., August 2009 & the September 2008 issue of “The Tattler”, the newsletter of the Minnesota MG T Register car club.

Brake Stands is a story about burning rubber — and talking to Dad.