About Me

Writer. Public health junkie. Occasional performer. Mother of three. Wife of one. Hapa haole Midwesterner at the Hotel California.

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On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder

May 6, 2017 | No Comments
On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder

If you read this blog (hello, my five or ten friends and other people who occasionally google me!), you will see that the spaces between posts have grown and grown over the last few years. This coincides with the birth of my third child and my attempt to finish a masters degree in writing. Oh, […]


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A Moment Changes Everything

May 6, 2017 | 2 Comments
A Moment Changes Everything

I had the privilege of being in the Spark Off Rose storytelling show again last month, telling a story on the theme “A Moment Changes Everything.” Spark Off Rose is one of my favorite shows because of the care the producers take in choosing themes and stories and shaping them with writers. The monthly show […]


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Speak, MFA

Nov 25, 2015 | One Comment
Speak, MFA

There were so many blog posts* and other bits of writing I half-wrote in my head this year and the year before, as I went running in the morning or drove children to school or doctor or dentist appointments. Sometimes at times like that, my head is blissfully clear, and everything makes so much sense. […]


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