SCOTUS ruling a victory for special ed students; beware the oncoming spin

Today the U.S. Supreme Court unaninmously ruled in favor of an autistic Colorado student and his family seeking reimbursement for private school tuition. The family charged the public school district near Denver was not meeting its obligation under federal legislation (the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, IDEA) to provide their sonRead More

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