Gas Station Americana

A short absurdist rumination on what happens when pigs fall onto a the Shell station halfway between Phoenix and Las Vegas. Fiction piece submitted and accepted for IOLit’s “Refractions” page, summer 2018. Read here!

“What Are Prisons For?”

A reflection written in December 2017 as part of Whitman College’s pioneering Rhetoric, Incarceration, and Civic Engagement course, taught and facilitated by Dr. Heather Hayes. The students of this course meet weekly for a full fifteen week semester at the prison in Walla Walla, WA (aka Washington State Penitentiary). Those efforts culminated in a public town hall discussion where students …