Girl Growing

Girl Growing

First published by online literary journal, Herstry. Elise is standing in front of her dresser mirror, a tangerine in one hand, a wad of Kleenex tissue in the other. Her dark-eyed reflection stares back at me beneath a fringe of stylish...

When Walls Fall

When Walls Fall

NPR-San Francisco Affiliate, KQED Radio Perspectives Series Walls – whether meant to keep people out or kept them in, separated and apart – have a way of falling. With the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall at hand, Holly Hubbard...

Acts of Grace

Acts of Grace

NPR-San Francisco Affiliate, KQED Radio Perspectives Series Northern California has been united in tragedy this past week. But it has also been united in something else perhaps bigger than tragedy – acts of grace. Holly Hubbard Preston has...

A Name. A Life.

A Name. A Life.

NPR-San Francisco Affiliate, KQED Radio Perspectives Series I was walking my dog last week past our local cemetery when I saw a block of black granite behind the fence. The City of St. Helena put it there to honor our town’s fallen...