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To Drink from the Silver Cup
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To Drink from the Silver Cup: From Faith Through Exile and Beyond
A story about a young lesbian, raised by missionaries, in Navajo Country, walking away from everything she loved to be herself, while she longed for home.
Surprised by Paradise
An allegory of judgment and the unexpected in the afterlife.
In and Out
An essay about the adversities of mission boarding school life as lived by a white girl and as told to her by Navajo friends.
A Good Stranger
A braided essay weaving together three strands of a search for spiritual identity--Protestant Christian, Navajo, and Jewish.
An essay about how an interracial relationship lived on in my teaching writing to my African American students. An exploration of cross-cultural identity. In
, Summer 2013. Listed as Notable in
The Best American Essays
Viktor Frankl: A Life Worth Living
The story of Viktor Frankl's development of logotherapy or "healing through meaning," its test in the crucible of the Holocaust, and
Man's Search for Meaning
's widespread influence after World War II
Other Essays and Reviews
Other published short works
Christian Feminism Today Review
Book Riot Review