Bainbridge island — Last night at the bar I ordered a beer and while waiting for it I felt the gaze of the man sitting next to me. I turned to him, met his eyes and he said, “You look like you’re 14.” My posture stiffened, “Excuse me?” “You look like you’re 14,” he repeated. “No I heard you.” “It’s a compliment.” I paused as a primal sense of fear began to well in my chest, an alarm that has not sounded within m...
Bainbridge island — Growing up Jewish, my sister and I had no idea the excitement or anticipation kids get on Christmas morning. Sometimes my friends would tell me they wished I could experience it, that they felt bad be...
Bainbridge island — For those times you raised your hand at me but stopped yourself, I thank you. And for those times you couldn’t, I forgive you. I’m grown now and know the bottle’s bite See how seconds of a clock fa...
Being Becky with the Good Hair
All the Tomatoes
Weapons in the Backyard
There's nothing attractive about a 14-year-old
I seem to have lost my center of gravity
There are days I make a mess just to clean something up
With a Mouth as Wide
Christmas Morning to a Jewish Goat Farmer