Published Work


 “Llakis: The Weight of the World,” Gloom Cupboard, winter/spring 2018

“Alone in the House with Cheesecake,” Moxie, January 2013


“Scent Memory” and “Take Care,” Slush Pile, (8), May 15, 2010

Memoir and Essay

Losing My Son’s ‘First Mommy,’, March 2017

“After Fertility Battle, a Sweet Mother’s Day,” The Sisterhood, The Jewish Daily Forward, May 13, 2012

“What’s In a Name,” HealthyLife, May/June 2011

“Nuala O’Faolain Will Be Missed,” May 2008

Battling Ken Burns’ War Story,” a remembrance of my grandfather, Thomas Flores, from Ilan Stavans’ En Mi Opinion blog, September 18, 2007, Greenwood Press

Remembering Julia: Slain Peace Corps worker was not easy to forget, Greenwich Time, April 25, 2007


I am an educator who has been targeted by the right, Hearst Connecticut Media, June 2021

Child care, not wages, to blame for ‘bad’ jobs numbers, Hearst Connecticut Media, May 2021

CT has many Puerto Ricans. Why are its delegates silent on statehood? Hearst Connecticut Media, April 2021

Relegating the homeless to the margins of the map, Hearst Connecticut Media, March 2021

Telling the full story of America’s history, Hearst Connecticut Media, Feb. 2021

Halting America’s road to becoming Venezuela, Hearst Connecticut Media, Jan. 2021

Newtown author explains poetry’s power to heal in wake of trauma, Hearst Connecticut Media, Dec. 2020

Puerto Rico’s status may rest in hands of Georgia voters, Hearst Connecticut Media, November 2020 

Columbus was not as good (or as bad) as you probably think, Hearst Newspapers, July 2020

Service Journalism 

4 Articles for’s Women at Work subsite,

“The Buzz about BRCA,” HealthyLife, September 25, 2013

“How to Keep Your Cool at Work,” Women@Work and HealthyLife, Jan/Feb 2012 

“Tiger Mom Spouse Joins Her in Defending Memoir,” April 4, 2011

“Through the Looking Glass: Reflections: Philip Johnson’s Glass House Remains ‘All One Art'” Stamford Advocate, August 2, 2010

Academic Writing

The History of Puerto Rico, Excerpt Greenwood Press, 2010 (second edition forthcoming)

Professional writing, web content & white papers

From Curiosity to Adoption: Crafting Copy that Engages Readers, A Copywriting Workshop for Oxford University Press, June 2019

Web content/B2C Copywriting

B2B Copywriting

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