In the Backseat of a Bigot

It was several years before I joined her Dominican family, when I found myself in the backseat of a bigot.

Doing My Laundry With Jimmy Carter

“I’m no expert,” she reminded me for the second time in the conversation, “but life used to be about what you did for other people.”

On the Phone w/ #njpoet

At a lecture, presentation, orientation, whatever, quietly speed tapping notes into a word-processing app on my phone.

Phil Donahue Gave Me Writer’s Block

I walked into the NJ Peace Action annual dinner, a notebook in my hand, my head full of activism.

Working Through History

If this presidency were an animal it would be bleeding from a few serious wounds right now.

The Mourning After is Now Available in Paperback!

“Someday you will write a book about everything you’ve been though,” she said, “and that book will exorcise a lot of your demons.”