Just posted a new essay to my Medium page, “Jumping Out of a Perfectly Good Plane” – because sometimes the plane you’ve been flying in suddenly doesn’t seem nearly as perfectly good as it once did.
My piece of CNF, “If You Relax, You Will Float to the Surface,” is live now at Memoirist. On the surface (no pun intended) it’s about me struggling to keep my head above the surface of the water when I was swimming across the SF Bay in my first triathlon, but on another level, it can apply to any situation where you feel like you’re sort of flailing, which is really what prompted me to write it. Anyway, enjoy, and stay healthy!
It’s been a while since I published any creative non-fiction but a piece I wrote recently about my attempt some years ago to swim across the San Francisco Bay will be posted in a few weeks to Memoirist – a relatively new site that features literary autobiographical writing. Link to follow!
“Lentil Soup in Yiayia’s Kitchen” is out now in the Spring 2017 issue of Thread – an online literary publication, to quote the site, “featuring short personal essays … that illuminate moments of human experience by established and emerging writers.” This piece is adapted from my memoir, and describes a dream I had before waking up in the ICU after my first surgery – a dream so vivid it made me momentarily question what was actually real.