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Video of Reading: “The Urge for Going”

My thanks to Jourdan Keith for inviting me to read as part of the Word’s Worth program, which is sponsored by Seattle City Council Member Nick Licata. My reading on April 10, 2013, is the first three minutes of this … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing

At the opening of the Brautigan Library, Clark County Historical Museum, October 2010. Tag – you’re it! I don’t know who started the game, but many authors are now playing it. A writer posts answers to questions about her next … Continue reading

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New Publication: “Death of a Death Scholar” in Bellingham Review

Bellingham Review has published my essay, “Death of a Death Scholar,” in its fall 2012 issue. When my father’s book, Beyond the Good Death, was published, I couldn’t help thinking about how I would apply his anthropological insights into death … Continue reading

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You’re Going to Make It After All

Sandy and the Mary Tyler Moore table plaque Over twenty years ago my best friend in graduate school, Sandy Yannone, handed me a jadite Fire King mug filled with coffee and made me a waffle. Her fat tabby cat, Wally, … Continue reading

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New Publication: “Ratification” in Calyx

Calyx has just published my essay “Ratification,” about growing up during the fight for the Equal Rights Amendment (click the link to purchase a copy). So here is the third-grader who was spooked by her anti-ERA teacher. She doesn’t look … Continue reading

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