Monthly Archives: April 2013

New Publication: “Under the Skin” in The Common

The Common, a literary journal based at Amherst College, has published my essay “Under the Skin,” which tells the story of a week Arline and I spent in Panama trying to move her mother into a better nursing home. My … Continue reading

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Fourteen years ago, a woman named Arline asked me on a date. She took me to lunch in downtown Seattle, where we ate oysters and watched ferries glide away from the dock. I couldn’t have imagined then what it would … Continue reading

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