I love Halloween. It’s the weirdest holiday on the calendar and it makes no sense that we go so far out of our way to try to scare ourselves and the neighbor’s children once a year, but that’s exactly what I like about it.
This year, I was particularly amazed by the efforts of one household in particular. I don’t know if this was the “best” yard in Salt Lake, but it was the best on my route to work. And that’s all I care about. It is possible that this person has too much time on their hands, but I’m so glad they do because it is delightful. I just wonder if they are going to store their creation for next year, or if they will come up with a whole new theme. I guess I’ll see next year.
I am a writer, ceramic artist, knitter, and stepmom. As a playwright, I had six short plays produced in showcases and festivals in Manhattan, Salt Lake City, and Austin. My full-length play, Locking Doors, was presented by Wordsmith Theatre Company in The New Lab Theatre (University of Utah) in 2005. I co-wrote a teleplay titled “Thank God I’m Atheist” which won the 2015 “No God But Funny” contest founded by the Center for Inquiry. My short nonfiction essay, “It’s Coming Down,” was published by the online literary magazine Halfway Down the Stairs. My essay "The Red Rock Chronicles" was published in Contemporary West magazine. I currently work in pharmaceuticals professionally and write recreationally, but dream of making the transition to write professionally and do pharmaceuticals recreationally. I am a Utah native and live in Salt Lake City with my family and our Goldendoodle. I am working on a collection of humorous non-fiction essays and a second full-length play.
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