My casual blog is now at

Sample Essays

  • Screaming Purses: A reflection on a friend's inspiring life.
  • Confinements: An assignment from my writing coach was to visit, pick a story, and imitate it. I chose this one.
  • Growing Up: Part of an ongoing attempt, now at three sections, that relates some of the stories of my childhood. I used it in a modified form for a Wendt conference presentation.

Science and Teaching

Humor and Poetry