Essays, a sampling . . .

The New York Times, Modern Love Column: "Affirmation, Etched in Vinyl" You can listen to the recording of my father singing "The Moon Reminds Me of Your Smile" here.

The SUN Magazine: "The Edge of the World"

The Florida Review: "What the Bats Say"

Japan Times: "Sumo and an American's Woman's Search for Hinkaku"

My anthologized essays appear in the following collections, among others . . .

Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy

Circling Faith: Southern Women on Spirituality

Don't Quit Your Day Job: Acclaimed Authors and the Day Jobs They Quit

Walk till the Dogs Get Mean: Meditations on the Forbidden from Contemporary Appalachia

The Other Woman: Twenty-one Wives, Lovers, and Others Talk Openly About Sex, Deception, Love, and Betrayal

The Problem with Murmur Lee

The Problem with Murmur Lee