Off to the Races

A hot, noisy afternoon at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway doing story reconnaissance

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Recents

For more than a year, I’ve been writing essays, features, and a monthly column for HER Nashville, a local women’s monthly edited by the lovely and stylish Abby White Plachy. Here a a few of my favorites from the spring and summer:   A Tomboy Turns 40 – A madcap obstacle race complete with fire, mud,…

New monthly profile – big ideas

Check out the first installment of my new monthly column for Her Nashville – a profile of Christie Andrews, who started a Nashville nonprofit dedicated to advocating for kids with learning disabilities, regardless of their families’ income. Learning Matters, Inc. helps kids who are falling behind in school (and their families) navigate the educational system and…

My Frisbee Life – “HER Nashville” article

Although a lot of folks I know seemed (and seem) to know exactly what they’re doing as they navigate their way through the immediate post-collegiate years, I certainly did not. For me, the early twenties were rather painful and uncertain years, fraught with my own insecurities and confusion about how to plot a course through…

Big Sister Is Watching

Hot off the presses: this article I wrote for the current issue of HER Nashville about my friend, the inimitable Renee Waters, Private Investigator.  excerpt: “Full disclosure: I’m a Private Dick, a shamus, a gumshoe, a flatfoot. If you’re unfamiliar with the parlance of hard-boiled detective fiction…that’s ‘private investigator’ to you…” Click here to read the…

Literary Fashion

  I met an articulate and vivacious high school teacher named Cindy at Art Crawl last fall. We hit it off. She’s a writer and a lover of classic literature, so we had lots to talk about. And then I noticed what she had for sale: T-shirts for book geeks. I fell in love with…