Essays

Mozart Played on Kazoos? Welcome to Salzburg! (Christian Science Monitor – 13 July 2006)

An essay about my experiences with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as I traveled in Salzburg, Austria is up in the Home Forum Section of the Christian Science Monitor today.  Excerpt: It was the kazoos that got my attention. Since I had

Normal (Literary Mama – April 2006)

My essay Normal appeared on the Literary Mama website in April 2006.  It’s a piece about my sojourn in the NICU with my premature son. Excerpt: He lies face down in a glass box, his tiny face glowing golden from

A Flying Carpet Ride of Memories (Christian Science Monitor – 24 March 2006)

My essay about our trip to Istanbul, Turkey with our infant son, Chet, appeared in the Home Forum section of the 24 March 2006 edition of the Christian Science Monitor.  Excerpt: We had been in Istanbul, Turkey, for only a

A New Balance (Strut Magazine – December 2005)

An essay about finding a new balance once I left my job and moved my Germany was published in the December 2005 issue of Strut, a regional magazine based in Detroit. Excerpt: When I moved to Europe last year, from

Our Home’s Designer Look, Courtesy of Fisher-Price (Christian Science Monitor – 1 December 2005)

An essay about the home redecoration that a new baby requires was published in the Christian Science Monitor’s Home Forum section on 1 December 2005. Excerpt: Move over, Martha Stewart – I have redecorated my house and it is fabulous!

Topless (Skirt! – April 2005)

An essay about the seemingly shameless older women we saw sunbathing on the Algarve coast was published in Skirt!magazine in April 2005. Excerpt: On a recent trip to the Algarve Coast, my husband, Nick, and I were a bit shocked