Essay: 100 Days of Romeo

At the outset of the pandemic, I entered a Zen intensive with a most unusual sensei. Here is my essay about what I learned from my pet fish last year, titled “100 Days of Romeo.”  It begins, “Romeo is a fish that lives in our kitchen. My daughter chose him from a pet store four…

Baking Cupcakes for the Dead

Baking Cupcakes for the Dead on HipMama.This is a much more personal essay than I’ve had published in awhile. Feels really great to get it out there. This one is my ode to grief. Hip Mama published one of my early essays, 15 years ago, about this same life experience. Feels extra appropriate that they…