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Writer in progress, aka the DIY MFA

ast week I turned in the manuscript for my second novel, to be released by Lake Union Publishing in May 2018. (Cue the birds on the drop cap!) Relinquishing it, however, means that for the first time in more than six years – since I began my first novel, SparrowRead More

Dear Michigan Elector –

As a designated Elector, you are charged with the sobering responsibility of formally selecting the 45th president of the United States. I write to plead that you exercise your Constitutional discretion to vote your conscience and choose a candidate other than Donald Trump on Dec. 19. I realize Michigan lawRead More

Public education is poised on a crumbling precipice

ou should probably go with TCAPS. Six and a half years ago, a teacher at the Catholic school system in my small town of Traverse City, Mich., so advised my husband and me as we considered where to enroll our autistic son for kindergarten. At the time, I was gratefulRead More