About Me

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

In the Works

Cute little divining rods

Oct 27, 2014 | One Comment

An interesting thing has been happening to me when I’m out with my baby. This may have happened with my first two children, but honestly, it’s been over a decade, and I don’t remember. (I didn’t remember until today how tedious and Sisyphean quartering and peeling grapes for a baby is.) I’ve been encountering acquaintances […]


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Motherhood, Smotherhood: a hilarious book on the sometimes non-hilarious world of parenting

Oct 16, 2014 | No Comments

Motherhood Smotherhood by J.J. Keith My rating: 5 of 5 stars I enjoyed this book immensely and wish it had been around when I had my first child many years ago. It might have saved me from many lost hours I can never get back reading and listening to a lot of judgmental, absolutist BS […]


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Supernatural: an intergenerational tale

Aug 1, 2014 | No Comments

Recently I found a link to audio from the first storytelling show that I participated in, the Spark Off Rose show from October 2010. The theme was “Supernatural,” and most of us told ghost stories of one kind or another. I read a story from the memoir manuscript I’ve been working on, about the few […]


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