The Backyard

I submitted this to The Sun for their “Reader’s Write” section, but they rejected it. Oh well! Growing up, my backyard was my sanctuary. Twelve acres of woods, fields, and rambling stone walls were mine to enjoy as I pleased. I spent every day that I could outside, creating worlds and corresponding characters. I ran… More The Backyard

The Father-Daughter Road Trip (Part Two)

Now we were in the desert, and Adelaide was being petulant. “Adelaide, dear,” I said. My father told me to slow down, for the millionth time. “I am slowed down,” I sulked. “I’m on cruise control.” “Maybe that’s what’s making her petulant,” he said. We drove through Vegas just to see it, and we thought we would stay the night. Maybe… More The Father-Daughter Road Trip (Part Two)

The Berber Pirate

This is a story about a time that I got abducted by a pirate, and liked it. I’ll tell you about the time I got abducted by a pirate and didn’t like it some other day. Anyway, this story took place in Morocco. My four friends and I were on vacation from our semester abroad… More The Berber Pirate

In Which Five American Girls go to Morocco with only Rick Steves to Guide Them (Part One)

We took the ferry from Tangiers to Tarifa, and it was a rocky ride.  “Everyone show me your sea-sick face!” I chirped as I positioned the camera.  “This is my sea-sick face,” Lauren growled.  We made friends with the man sitting next to us, and casually mentioned that we had, as of yet, no tickets… More In Which Five American Girls go to Morocco with only Rick Steves to Guide Them (Part One)

Sacred Clowns, Suicide, and the Supermoon: or Why I Left San Francisco and Changed my Name

I’m inspired to write this in the wake of Robin William’s suicide. I am also scared and saddened by the news of Robin William’s suicide. It jolts me more than the news of any other celebrity death to date. Maybe because he’s one of my idols. Maybe because I once got to meet him and… More Sacred Clowns, Suicide, and the Supermoon: or Why I Left San Francisco and Changed my Name