Posted Under Essays
| Originally Published In Salon

Hiding my freckles

Angel kisses. That’s what my Grammy called my freckles when I was a little girl. And what my great-grandmother called my mom’s freckles when she was a little girl. Unfortunately, our Grammys can’t be with us all of the time, and much of the universe lacks their confectioners’-sugar-dusted worldview. Where I grew up, in mid-coast […]

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20th Anniversary Memorial

For twenty years, we were mostly silent. Hardly even speaking with each other about “the shooting” this black hole, which we moved away from in time, and yet, which we never really seemed to get further away from. Still shadowing our lives as it did with the fact that one of our own had hated […]

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| Originally Published In http://www.razorcake.org/columns/gorsky-press-story-podcast-round-three-featuring-patrick-oneil-sarah-tomlinson-and-scott-oconnor

Gorsky Press Story Podcast Round Three

Self-professed “nerd for music trivia,” Sarah reads a piece embodying the spirit of The Rolling Stones going to Marrakesh in 1967, after a drug raid on Keith Richards’s home. Infidelity and the future of the band hang in the balance. Unsavory circumstances abound in this novel-in-progress.

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Posted Under Journalism
| Originally Published In The Points Guy

Destination of the Week: Boston

Mark Twain once summed up the Northeast’s three major metropolises as such: “In Boston they ask, how much does he know? In New York, how much is he worth? In Philadelphia, who were his parents?” Times may have changed since Twain’s day, but Boston maintains an intellectual air thanks to its assortment of premier universities […]

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| Originally Published In The Points Guy

Travel Tuesday Top 10: Airline Menus by Celebrity Chefs

It’s the best of times and the worst of times—for in-flight airline meals. The trend in coach seats on domestic flights has been to cut costs by either selling lackluster pre-packaged meals, or doing away with dining options altogether. Meanwhile, at the front of the plane in first and business classes, particularly on international flights, […]

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| Originally Published In The Points Guy

Travel Tuesday Top 10: Best US Airport Restaurants

Many travelers plan their airport time like a highly coordinated commando mission—get in and get out as quickly as possible. But more and more cities have stepped up their game in an attempt to transform their airports into cosmopolitan gateways that offer visitors a taste of the treats offered in their ports of call. So […]

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Posted Under Journalism
| Originally Published In The Points Guy

Paying College Tuition with a Credit Card – Worth It?

It seems like the perfect reciprocal relationship – pay your college tuition using a points-earning credit card and rack up big rewards that could equal a plane ticket for fun in the sun come spring break. But the reality is not quite that simple. Weigh these considerations before plunking down that plastic come back to […]

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NEW WRITING

My essay, OUR SCHOOL SHOOTING, is up on Salon this week. I felt a familiar, creeping dread when I saw the first mention of the July shooting in Aurora, Colorado, on Twitter and again not two weeks later when I read newspaper reports about the massacre at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. It had been even […]

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Posted Under Essays
| Originally Published In Salon

Our school shooting

I felt a familiar, creeping dread when I saw the first mention of the July shooting in Aurora, Colorado, on Twitter and again not two weeks later when I read newspaper reports about the massacre at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. It had been even worse when I first became aware of the shootings at […]

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Posted Under Journalism
| Originally Published In The Daily Meal

A Shanghai Dumpling Primer

Although Shanghai is known for its pork soup dumplings, dumplings with a multitude of fillings turn up at breakfast, as appetizers at multi-course family-style meals, and as popular to-go snacks. For this dumpling windfall, we’ve got the where and how for sampling this local staple while visiting Shanghai. Stuffed with pork filling in a savory […]

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