The Baltimore Sun's Mary Carole McCauley asked me some great questions earlier this week. I'm grateful for the profile and hope to see you at the National Book Festival this Saturday.
I hope everyone has enjoyed summer. In Baltimore, it's been unbelievably, sleep-with-the-windows-open-every-night cool. I don't know if it's the unseasonably mild weather or the unhappy state of current world events, but I've been finding myself taking long, aimless work breaks outside, doing things like lining up my kitchen produce by color.
On Saturday, I read with Jennifer Mendelsohn, Dan Pendick, and Gary Vikan at Baltimore's New Mercury Reading Series, a monthly nonfiction series founded a few years ago by Deborah Rudacille and John Barry. I read three short essays--about gowned figures in hospital windows, babies in beds, and the late writer Cort McMeel. Here's the video. My portion begins at 2:15.