Published Work

Narrative Journalism

The Life-Giving Secret of Bees
Rake Magazine, 2005. Article won Page One award from the American Society of Professional Journalists

The Future of Creativity
Utne Reader, 2008

The Sanctity of Marriage
Rake Magazine, 2005

The Death and Life of the American Imagination
Rake Magazine, 2007

Daughter of God
Rake Magazine, 2006

Too Deep, Too Dark, Too Cold
Rake Magazine, 2003

Hormones on Overdrive
Rake Magazine, 2004

Life in a Northern Town
Rake Magazine, 2002

Something about Mary
Rake Magazine, 2002

Who Wins the Custody Jackpot?
Rake Magazine, 2003

Service Journalism

Planet Green
planetgreen.com, 2008

Moms: Helping Your Daughter Cope with Your Divorce
Daughters Magazine, 2003

Low-Fat Lies
CBS Healthwatch, 1999

Flower Power
Rake Magazine, 2005

Profiles

Serendipity Times Two
Carleton Voice, 2012

Faces of Feminism
Carleton Voice, 2009

Judith Guest: Ordinary Person
Rake Magazine, 2004

Louise Erdrich: The Rakish Interview
Rake Magazine, 2003

Let Them Drink Water
Rake Magazine, 2002

Empowering His Peers
Macalester Today, 2008

Lizard Lover
Macalester Today, 2009

Third Time’s a Charm
Rake Magazine, 2007

Personal Essays

Paradise Reconsidered
Rake Magazine, 2005

Seeking Refuge
Rake Magazine, 2004

Adventure Meals
Rake Magazine, 2002

The Well Worn Mind
Rake Magazine, 2002

The Grace of Youth
Rake Magazine, 2002

Burning to Know
Rake Magazine, 2002

Sitting Still
Rake Magazine, 2002

The Best Old Hens
Minnesota Parent/City Pages, 1999

The Paper Route
Minnesota Parent/City Pages, 1999

Thinking About Leftovers
Minnesota Parent/City Pages, 1999

Let them Eat Questions
Minnesota Parent/City Pages, 1999

Story with a Murky Moral
Minnesota Parent/City Pages, 1999

Honey, I’m Tearing Down the Garage
Minnesota Parent/City Pages, 1999

Signs of Faith
Minnesota Parent/City Pages, 1998

To Try or Not to Try
Minnesota Parent/City Pages, 1998

Dreamtime
Minnesota Parent/City Pages, 1998

Road Trip Minnesota
Minnesota Parent/City Pages, 1998

An Ode to Busy Ladies
Minnesota Parent/City Pages, 1998

Still Lucky
Minnesota Parent/City Pages
, 1998