"For anyone who's ever shouted across the dinner table, debating with a loved one about war, dissent, and the true meaning of patriotism, Marsh's essay will resonate deeply." Editors, New Millenium Writings
Dad had said the war made a man of him. But this is not the man I thought he meant, this man sick of fighting and longing for home. I thought he only meant the man who interrogated prisoners with sharp cynicism, the soldier whose testosterone thrust him through battle after battle. I thought he only meant the father who spouted tirades against war protesters and liberals.
You might think life at Miriam's House would be depressing. You might think Washington, D.C.'s homeless women with AIDS would have little hope, little to live for. Once you'd learned that most of our residents were recovering addicts and many had mental illness diagnoses, you'd imagine a dull, sad place. You'd guess that a small nonprofit with a tight budget would be unable to muster the resources needed to lacquer bright season cheer over such lives. You'd be wrong.
"Deep Within, Far Beyond" forthcoming Spring 2020 in Chautauqua Journal
"What She Doesn't Say" August 2018 - The Tishman Review *** "Requiem for the Fall" Spring/Summer 2018 - River Teeth *** "How to Build a Bonfire" June 2017 - in The Los Angeles Review read the essay HERE *** "If Memory" June 2017 - in Lunch Ticket read the essay HERE ** "Prophetess" Spring 2015 - Jenny Magazine read the essayHERE ** "Lessons in a Chitlin" March 2015 - bioStories, Featured Essay
"Pain's Lessons Are Life Lessons" December 2014 Chronicle for the American Chronic Pain Association read the essayhere
Getting Old-- an anthology including my humorous essay, "Heritable Traits"