Some things I’ve had published.


WhiskeyPaper, “Cumberland Briefly,” about not being able to go home again.

The Lascaux Review, “Down in the Station,” a short story, about a guy and a girl who see something bad in a New York subway station. (Nominated for the Pushcart Award.)


McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, “Sports Talk Radio Callers Address Local Baseball Team’s  Pitching Deficiency at the Trade Deadline.”

The Awl, “You Wish to Enter a Life Event Chagne: A Chat Session.” 

The Morning News, “There Will Be Waitresses” (a mock radio ad).

Personal Essays/Memoir

Pithead Chapel, “Cleats,” an essay about a boy so proud of his soccer cleats that he wore them to school.

Full Grown People, “We’re All, For Now, Expanding,” an essay about doing drugs on the beach in the winter.

The Nervous Breakdown, “Gas,” an essay about huffing gasoline when I was 16.

Quarter After Eight, “Rittenhouse,” an essay about saying something you can’t take back.

Salon, “Porn Before Pictures,” an essay about my first dirty magazine, which contained no pictures.

The Millions, “Because I, Too, Am Hungry,” about my favorite food scenes in my favorite books.

Sports Illustrated (co-produced with Roads & Kingdoms), “Soccer in Solitude” about how watching soccer games is not fun for me.

The Morning News, “Chrissy Smoked,” an essay, about a friend dying young and about drinking far too much in one’s 20s.

River Teeth (Fall 2013, vol. 15, no. 1), “The Softball Girl,” an essay about the distance between who I think I was and who I really was.

The Rumpus, “To the Extreme,” an essay about Vanilla Ice, first concerts, and kissing with braces.

Phoebe, “John’s House,” a personal essay about getting chased by pigs.

Little Patuxent Review, “On the South Branch,” an essay about tubing on the South Branch of the Potomac River.

The Baltimore Sun, an essay about driving with my dad in a little Ford Escort.

The Morning News, “Primera Vez,” an essay about watching a bullfight, in Spain.

The Millions, “Baseball, Finally,” an essay about baseball, and finally succeeding at it.

The Baltimore Review, “Lettuce and Rabbits,” an essay about rabbits that eat lettuce and get what they deserve.

The Light Ekphrastic, “A Top Ten”, (and a photo), with Gregory Gunn.

The Morning News, “Where the Choices Are Endless,” an essay about my first year of college.

The Morning News, “The Impossible Everything That Everybody Wants,” an essay about growing up skinny in western Maryland.

This Is American Soccer, “Something to Look Forward To,” an essay, on about loving soccer.

The Baltimore Sun, an essay about making a turducken.

Quarterly West, an essay about the fourth grade and how I wasn’t very cool.

The Baltimore Sun, “Baltimore Doesn’t Need Me to Defend It,” an essay about why I love Baltimore.

Fourth Genre, “That There, That’s Not Me,” an essay about my office job.

Tiny Lights, “My Map of Baltimore,” an essay about my map of Baltimore.

Ninth Letter, “A Cheat Sheet Memoir,” an essay, read by the talented Drew Shirley at the University of Illinois.  (And the text version of “A Cheat Sheet Memoir.”)

Crab Orchard Review, an essay about stuttering.

Fourth Genre, “Until Everything Goes Blurry,” an essay about my grandfather and his funeral.

Fugue, “Some Kind of Apology,” an essay.

Jabberwock Review, “Calluses,” an essay about a summer landscaping job.

River Teeth, “Fried Eggs,” an essay about girls and me and memory and fried eggs and bagels.