Chicken Divan

(This essay first published in Fire & Knives quarterly, and was reprinted in Oh Comely magazine) My brother came screaming into this world like

Lucky Teeth

(This essay was accepted for publication in Fire & Knives quarterly. Sadly, F&K went out of print. The essay was later picked up by Oh Comely

No Turning Back

(This essay first published in Oh Comely magazine.) She found me in Arizona—the dog I always knew I’d someday have. I’d been traveling cross-

Hold on to your heart: the rewards of adopting older and senior dogs

(A version of this article first published in Pawsitively Pets magazine.)* Tess Crossen was sure she’d “get roped in by a puppy or a younger do

I never intended to write a memoir. So, here’s how that happened…

(This essay first published in Good News magazine, May 2015, to honor and promote celiac disease awareness month.) I’m sitting in the cafeteria a

Mush

(Title essay from my memoir, originally published in The MacGuffin) Four months after moving in to the run-down mobile home, I still hadn’t g

Cat-Face

This essay/memoir excerpt first appeared in Pithead Chapel. ~ My boss admitted she’d hired me for my personality. Past events had inspired her to

Sled Team

A version of this excerpt from MUSH first published in Oh Comely ~ I declared a red alert for puppy arrival to all my colleagues and supervisor

Without Words

This excerpt from my memoir first published in Outside In Literary and Travel Magazine. ~ Kneeling between the leaders at the front of the lines, I

Benner Township Prison Welcomes Shelter Dogs

This article first published in Pawsitively Pets magazine February 2015 Positive reinforcement may not be what comes to mind when people think abou