Essays you can read online

—from learning Spanish to hazmat suits to why I love paper.

1. “Summer Complaints.” Down East Magazine, June, 2013.

2. “A Spiritual Journey of 43 Steps.” The Mountain Gazette, August, 2011.

3. “How I Spent My Summer Vacation.” The Normal School, Fall, 2010.

4. “The Country I Came From.” Wag’s Revue, Summer 2009.

5. “Step onto the Ferry, and Summer Begins.” The New York Times, August, 2008.

6. “Learning Spanish: A Tense Undertaking.” The New York Times, May 4, 2003.