Bleeding Out The Jinn (Hazlitt) - About genies and my own personal immigration nightmare.
The Role of a Toy in an Autistic Boy's Life (The Atlantic Monthly) - A personal essay about my son's best friend who is a plastic Playmobil doll.
Vladimir Putin Is Destroying My Dream Home (Buzzfeed) - A personal essay about gas-extraction and earthquakes in Northern Holland.
Burning Man (Dutch Magazine) - A two part story about Dutch asylum law and the immigrants who resort to setting themselves on fire.
Denver Is Not Amsterdam, But Watch Out For Pot Tourists (Denver Post) - A short piece about the pitfalls of marijuana tourism.
De Wietdampen in Amsterdam (Het Parool) - The Denver Post piece above reprinted in Amsterdam's biggest newspaper.
Autisme in Nederland (Laatste Woord, Het Parool) - How the Dutch special needs system fails autistic individuals, including my son.
A Dutch Dissonance (Guernica) - How the Dutch anti-immigration party is not so far from the center.
My Banned Book (Denver Post) - Sometimes censorship comes from the right as well as the left, with my first novel as example.
Clothe the Naked (Teenreads) - Why one of my favorite stories I taught to my Dominican students was written by Dorothy Parker.
Springer Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religions - An entry on the successes and failures of Creative Writing Programs in the U.S.
How Trump, Putin, and the Oligarchs Took Over Professional Cycling (Soigneur) - The title tells it all about the essay.
Ride Cycling Review - Regular contributor of articles covering Lance Armstrong, Tour De Trump, Tour of Flanders, Three-Day Classics, and other cycling events and issues.
Sex, Drugs, and Self-Sabotage - A Review of Thomas Dekker's Autobiography (Cyclingtips) - My first review of a Dutch cycling book!
Hervorm de Literatuurlijst (Volkskrant) - Opinion about the reading list in Dutch schools.
Proposing Citizenship To Save Marriage - (New York Times) - Time Lives piece about my surprise marriage.