Not long ago I sent a birthday card to my high school best friend on her 46th birthday. It had a picture of 4 firemen jumping out of a cake. On the inside it said, “They’re here to put out your hot flashes.” This was so hilarious to me I couldn’t wait for her to […]Read More
My essays have appeared in Oxford American, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Sun, Fourth Genre, Third Coast, and others. In 2008 I received a MakeWork literary arts grant. I have been a columnist for the Chattanooga Times Free Press since 2002, and am editor of The Chattanooga Jewish Federation newspaper, The Shofar. My memoir, “The Body Tourist,” was published by Little Feather Books in 2014.
I was with a group of people recently when I heard someone say, about someone else, “She can cook, but she sure can’t bake.” This struck me as utterly absurd. Both involve ingredients and measuring and mixing, I wanted to (inexplicably) yell. Both depend upon stoves or ovens to bring their magic to completion! In […]Read More