It's A Wonderful Life: Nashville's favorite film critic may be gone, but he'll never be forgotten

Jim Ridley was the beloved editor of Nashville's alt-weekly. I was at home the day he collapsed in his office.


Yonic Youth: Sonic Youth, Raymond Pettibon, Labyrinth and taking my daughter on a tour of my childhood

An essay about how my teenage bedroom set the stage for themes that have continued throughout my life. 


Good Grief: On the Universality of Death, and Everything That Comes Along With It

I wrote about my dad's sudden unexpected death, and how it's helped me empathize with friends.


The Long Keg-Stand To Forever

I wrote this about meeting my husband, and the frequency with which coincidences go unrecognized.


After the Fall

My 9/11 story, written 10 years later