I write about food, women, and the weird places where expectation and reality don’t quite meet. Also, news.

East Bay Express – Feature


“When Stories Hurt”

Clinicians who help victims of trauma increasingly realize that they also need help in coping with the impacts that their clients’ stories inflict.



Why Are Women Trying to Hypnotize Themselves During Childbirth?

For most women, giving birth is unimaginably painful. According to practitioners of Hypnobirthing, it doesn’t have to be.

Missoula Independent – What’s Good Here column


Fish Out of Water

Just Like Mom Made It

A Butte Thing – In Missoula

A Cheesy Love Story

All in the Family

Hooked on Thai

Oakland North

Advocates for survivors of domestic violence join forces

Hundreds protest wage theft, environmental pollution

584 pounds of prescription drugs collected, destroyed in Alameda County