Category Archive: Personal Essay

“The Edge of Extraordinary” in Vela Magazine

Excerpted from Vela Magazine: I had gone into science for the awe, but I eventually discovered that continuing on that path would mean that most of my life would be made up of… Continue reading

“Within this Kingdom,” in Fourth Genre

1. Last summer I repotted several cymbidium orchids. “Orchid” likely conjures up the loveliest of flowers, something too delicate to mess with, but the cymbidiums needed a firm hand. Over time they had… Continue reading

“Lives and Past Lives,” in Vela Magazine

Long before I met Ben, and before I had that echoey apartment, I lived in a one-room log cabin that sat by a little pond in the woods. I lived there for two… Continue reading

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