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Publication: Abundant Grace

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I’m honored and thrilled to see my short story, “Digging to Switzerland,” in print. It appears in the anthology Abundant Grace: Fiction by DC Area Women (Paycock Press), edited by Richard Peabody.

 

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Publication: The DC garden boom in Civil Eats

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I have a piece in the fine publication Civil Eats! I’m proud to bring news of DC’s urban agriculture boom to a national audience.

Check it out: An Urban Farming Renaissance in Our Nation’s Capital

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Publication: DC’s Airbnb hosts on Elevation DC

New perspectives, spoken word, and beer recommendations. These aren’t your average DC hotels–or your average hosts–in my latest piece for Elevation DC:

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Converging new years: Baja and Rosh Hashanah

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Grapes serve as a symbol for the new year in Baja. They parallel the round challah and apples I eat during the Jewish new year. Photo credit: “Norton grapes growing in Missouri” by Don Kasak – Flickr: Chaumette Winery. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

This week, I’ve had much to celebrate. And contemplate. I can thank two converging new years for the opportunity. The evening of September 24 marked the start of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. Then on the 25th, The Washington Post published a story of how I spent the Gregorian Calendar new year in Baja California, Mexico.

I see Rosh Hashanah as a time to consider the previous year and the coming year. As one tashlich service leader put it, it’s a good time to contemplate how we balance power with kindness, emotions with principles, and intelligence with wisdom.

And as for the publication process?  That was a chance, as always, to take stock of my own writing — what inspires me, how I approach the craft, what I aspire to do with it, and how I take feedback along the way (especially when the editor has plenty).

Shanah tovah to all celebrating, and may everyone have a sweet weekend.

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Tequila After Sunrise

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My travel essay, “Tequila After Sunrise,” is out in the Outside In travel and literary magazine. If that looks like a mouthful, try writing in red Sharpie in your second language. Or better yet, don’t — it could lead to a major misunderstanding. Yes, as I threatened earlier, it is time to share more about my trip to Greece and Turkey this summer. Check out the piece for details. Then stay for a while and find your way around a travel prose poem, a personal history of breaking into journalism, and other good stuff.

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Beach reading for the sustainable food set

My latest piece on Grist.org went up today! For this one, I collaborated with Grist food editor Twilight Greenaway. I’m a big fan of her reporting work and editing style, so this was a great honor. Check out “Can’t-miss summer reading for sustainable food fans.”

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New food writing: Challah

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My Jewish Learning recently published my article/recipe “Taking Challah: A mitzvah that sets the braided bread apart.” Check it out. For more on that topic, be sure to read the charming “Ask the Expert” column.

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