Prose

Essays

"For Alison," at Avidly


"I Don't Speak for Laura," in The New York Times


I lived in Melbourne, Australia, with my family in 2008. A few essays came out of the experience.


"The Shadow Family," at Superstition Review


"Art by and for the Lost," at Eureka Street

Writing about writing

These were published online at Tin House. 


The Art of the Sentence: On Elizabeth Bishop


The Art of the Sentence: John McPhee's Geology


The Art of the Sentence: Anthony Doerr


The Art of the Sentence: Lorrie Moore


Lost and Found: George Estreich on Dale Evans

Opinion and humor

"A Child with Down Syndrome Keeps His Place at the Table." New York Times, January 25, 2013. 


"The Problem with Invoking Down Syndrome in Support of the American Health Care Act." BLARB (blog of the LA Review of Books), May 14, 2017.


"What the Anonymous Op-Ed is Actually About." BLARB (blog of the LA Review of Books), September 15, 2018.


"Immunization Status of Magic Kingdom Celebrities."  McSweeney's Internet Tendency.