Nonfiction

Narrative Nonfiction and Reportage

Another Act in The Wax Paper
Detectives in Pangyrus
Signs in The Journal of War, Literature, and the Arts
Working Average in The Diverse Arts Project
Our Wed and Unwed Mothers in Summerset Review
Aliens in Shenandoah
Esther Bubley’s Interiors in The Yalobusha Review
Private Moments, Public Relations in Tampa Review
The Writing Life: A Profile of Leah Hager Cohen in Holy Cross Magazine
Mindfulness and Memoir in The Writer’s Chronicle
The Overachiever in Yuan Yeng
W Dallas in Schuykill Journal of the Arts
Synchro Moms in Ninth Letter
Nixon’s Farewell in Eleven Eleven
Inventorying Phoebe in Ellipsis
Power Lines in Crack the Spine
Prague Afternoon in The South Carolina Review (starts on Page 81)
An Accounting in The Rambler
The Trail in The Dos Passos Review
Right Brain Wrong Mind in The Louisville Review
Table Manners in The Almanac for Farmers and City Folk

Cognoscenti Blog Posts

Using Truth to Tell Vicious Lies
#MeToo Flared but won’t Endure
It’s Time to Politicize Las Vegas
Lessons for an Anxious Time
No, I Don’t Watch “Game of Thrones”
The Pain of a Large Woman in a Small-Minded World
50 Years On, Remembering the “Our World” Broadcast
When Words Mean Nothing: Trump’s Comey Tweets and a Presidency in Crisis
The Way Forward: Trying to See the Human Face Behind the Terror
Bots and the Right Wing Hijacking of Social Media
Transforming a Home — and the Nature of a Mother/Daughter Relationship
Not your Mother’s Feminism: Teen Vogue and the Next Wave of Activism
A Trip to the Nail Salon: A Lesson on America
Hats Off: Remembering Mary Tyler Moore
Before the Women’s March: The Privilege of Debating Privilege
Stop Making Sense: Why Self-Deception (and Donald Trump) Aren’t Going Away Anytime Soon
Reality Bites Back: Fake News, Fallacious Tweets, and the Assault on Facts
We Want the World and We Want It Now
Down Syndrome’s Tiniest Ambassador
Write What you Know?
Who will Care for the Caregivers
Treacherous Beauty
How we Regard Huma Abedin and Why it Matters
Mother or Muslim, Black or White
Pragmatism Doesn’t Mean Surrender
The Real Reason White Evangelical Voters Support Donald Trump
New Lessons from Walden Pond
Sleeping in Strangers’ Beds
In a Dogma Eat Dogma World, a Defense of Political Correctness
Why the Facebook Trending Topics Controversy Matters
Making a Fashion Misstatement
Luck and the “Self-Made” Man
The Vast and Glittering World Inside Him
Blinded by the Shiny New Thing
The Quiet Joy of Unimportance
Trump, AIPAC, and the Search for Moral Clarity
Wow! Love Facebook Reactions? Or Sad Them?
Pure Wind: Using “1984” to Understand Election 2016
Saying Someone Else’s Prayers: Religiosity in 2016 and Beyond
Blizzard PTSD
Turn and Face the Strange
It Can Happen Here: Why the Reissue of Mein Kampf Couldn’t Happen at a Better Time
The Era of the ‘Mecosystem’ is Upon Us
Beyond Routine Lies: When the Leaders of the Pack are the Most Dishonest
Using Virtual Reality to Shine a Light on Real World Problems
Welcome Distractions: The Triumph of Normal Life
Hiding in the Crowd: The Myth of Ted Cruz’s Citizen-Funded Campaign
Attention Must Be Paid: How Death of a Salesman Changed a Life
In Third GOP Presidential Debate, a Perplexing Anti-Government Theme
Meryl Streep’s Teeshirt is Not the Issue
Make it Work: Why Political Contests should Emulate Project Runway
Dear Ignorant People
Images of Death Can’t Teach us How to Live
In the Attacks on Planned Parenthood, it’s Vulnerable Women who Suffer
Witness to ‘A Terrifying Century:’ E.L. Doctorow Tribute
The Curious Case of the Missing “I”
Women’s World Cup Soccer and Why I Had to Watch
Mixed Feelings about the Mining — and Manipulating — of Emotions
What do we Relinquish When we Say “I Forgive You”?
Does Caring for the Elderly Require us to Segregate Them?
Periscope Review
Too Wrinkly to Rock?
Charlie Hebdo, Free Speech, and the Freedom to Disagree
Humiliation in the 21st Century: Should we be Ashamed of Public Shaming?
Amazon Dash Brings us One Step Closer to Never Leaving Home Again
Monica Lewinsky’s Second Act
Reclaiming a Heritage of Debate
To my Selfie-Obsessed Fellow Travelers
Guilt Trip: What Happens when Unearned Shame Meets Undeserved Suffering
It’s Cool-Hunting Season
Nounification and Other Assaults on the English Language
Digital Natives: Plugged in, but Connected?
What’s wrong with Emotional Contagion, Anyhow?
Six Reasons Why Listicles Must Die!
What does it Mean when we Need an App to Write our Facebook Updates?
Talking About Race without Speaking in Code
Why Marathon is a Terrible Metaphor for Life
Why Jokes Matter
PhotoShocked
It’s Hard to ‘Lean In’ When you’re Working for Minimum Wage
Regulars: The Casual Encounters that Shape our Days
What We’re Like When We Like Something We Don’t Really Like at All
Losing Touch with the Old Ways of Finding our Way
Measurable Me

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