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Recent Essays

The rise and fall of Czech philosopher, playwright, dissident--then president--Vaclav Havel

Published in Nowhere Travel Magazine

Runner up-travel writing contest; nominated for a Pushcart; Translated into Czech and re-published in Czech literary Magazine, HOST

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Based in part on personal World War II letters.

Oregon Historical Quarterly

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 Me, my father, our memories as we go out to irrigate on a hot Eastern Oregon morning.

Winner – Fish Memoir Prize- Published Fish Anthology (Ireland)


Short memoir: a cub reporter’s scoop in an Idaho brothel.

Hippocampus- an online creative nonfiction magazine.

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Exploring the still-vital legacy of Communism in the Czech Republic.  

Missouri Review  -  A Literary Magazine.  Excerpted in LitHub- a daily literary website from Grove Atlantic.

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 Considering what it means to be a Westerner in the age of Trump.HOST – A Literary Magazine, Brno, Czech Republic.  Published in Czech
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