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Essays & Creative Nonfiction

  • What Jane Austen Taught Us About Love and Money

    December 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

    From Pride and Prejudice to Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen was well ahead of her time as she set the table to pioneer for women. [...]
  • Nothing Else to Call It

    December 10, 2017 // 1 Comment

    Mandi shares her own #MeToo story. [...]
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    What the Wind Taught Me

    December 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

    I press myself so close to the rock that my tears stream down it instead of my cheeks. Already 400 feet up on this granite wall, I still have another 400 feet to climb. With [...]
  • Personal Essays | Losing Me to M.E. or Did I?

    November 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

    The doctor walks into the room and gives me my diagnosis – myalgic encephalomyelitis.  Finally, a name (and what a name!) to what has been happening.   A sense of [...]
  • I Believe You

    November 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

    When I was in seventh grade, there was a teacher at my school who was the father of a good friend. I knew him very well, having stayed overnight at their modest house and [...]
  • Personal Essays | The Opposite of Failure

    November 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

    I am 42 years old, and I love being a writer. But I haven’t always done much of it. I wrote short stories as a kid, often with the help of my dad. As a teen, I wrote a [...]

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