Celebrating the Centennial of Hot Springs National Park, for Fodors Travel

https://www.fodors.com/world/north-america/usa/arkansas/hot-springs/experiences/news/this-100-year-old-national-park-recently-opened-its-doors-for-the-first-time-in-over-a-year Hot Springs is a unique national park with a great story. After the Hunter-Dunbar expedition documented the springs in 1803, a new industry of wellness began in central Arkansas. Hot Springs was also the first federally protected natural resource, predating Yellowstone! Check out the article to learn more about its cultural, social, and geologicContinue reading “Celebrating the Centennial of Hot Springs National Park, for Fodors Travel”

Announcing Parks & Points First Book, Wayfinding

My husband Derek and I are thrilled to announce the publication of our first book, Wayfinding. Published by the venerable Finishing Line Press, Wayfinding is a collection of poems inspired by parks and public lands. More than 50 poets share moments of transformation and wonder alongside photography and design by Derek and Nicholas Wright, and short essays byContinue reading “Announcing Parks & Points First Book, Wayfinding”

Revisiting My First Essay For Healthline

In July of 2019 Healthline kindly published a short essay I wrote about how yoga, travel, long solitary walks, and reevaluating my thinking were all integral to my building a new relationship with my body post-IVF. I didn’t promote the piece very much at the time, as something about it made me feel very self-conscious.Continue reading “Revisiting My First Essay For Healthline”

Interview in TriQuarterly with Ellen O’Connell Whittet

It was such a pleasure to chat with Ellen O’Connell Whittet about her debut memoir, What You Become in Flight. A former dancer, Whittet grapples with leaving her ballet career behind after a serious injury, and  examines the compromises that ballet necessitated, exploring ultimately how ballet was a training ground for much of womanhood. OurContinue reading “Interview in TriQuarterly with Ellen O’Connell Whittet”