The Best Things

Our Lady of Desperation
A prayer to Maggie Nelson. Saying grace.

Surreal Monogamist
More art, more heartache.
Yes, Poetry

Lost Horizon
Peggy Olson has just one cigarette left in the pack.
rose quartz

The Death of the Lobster
On pain and change.
Doubleback Review


A Story With a Ghost In It
On family, trauma, and hope in Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak.
Bright Wall/Dark Room

Performance of a Lifetime
On invisible illness, gender, and disbelief.

"People Can Be Afraid of Anything"
In which I confess, and confront, a phobia of whales.
The Atlantic

Seeing Stars: A Jeopardy! Story 
I went to Los Angeles to appear on Jeopardy! My invisible illness came with me.
Pacific Standard

Writing Your Disability or Chronic Illness
To write about a body is to expose it.
The Open Notebook

One Gene Links Three Mysterious, Debilitating Diseases
EDS, POTS, and MCAS are so obscure that many doctors have never heard of them.

Why Power Wheels Are the Perfect Physical Therapy Tool for Kids
Engineers, physical therapists, and researchers are teaming up to get kids moving, playing, and discovering their own power.
Popular Mechanics

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