A young girl's seat assignment on the plane ride to America changes everything
A father's loss of balance destabilizes a whole family
Helping students slay their worst fears with nothing more than a pencil, plenty of paper, and faith in the power of storytelling
After a lifetime of self-doubt, embracing the power of making unexpected fashion choices
A young writer discovers the most important tool of all
As the snow falls ever heavier and the temperature drops ever lower in the author's hometown, she ventures out into a world of white.
Married for twenty years, happily divorced for six, the author vowed never to wed again—except in the role of officiant.
"I can’t think about my mother, who is dying slowly and furiously. My grief is an unpacked box of sharp pieces stacked in a dark storeroom; I lug around a catalog of unfinished business."
Winner: Best Essay Prize, "Marriage"
One simple equation compels the author to take a fifth trip down the aisle
If you're wracked with joint pain, you don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows