Bonnie J. Rough is the author of the new memoir Carrier: Untangling the Danger in My DNA (Counterpoint). Her writing has appeared in several anthologies and many periodicals, including The New York Times, The Sun, The Iowa Review, Ninth Letter, Identity Theory, The Nervous Breakdown, and Brevity. She lives with her family in Amsterdam, where she serves as a fiction editor for the international literary journal Versal, pedals a boxbike for transportation, and writes in the third-story window of a 400-year-old canal house. On her blog, The Blue Suitcase, she writes about the life and adventures of an airline family abroad. Defunct in her life for now, but almost certain to reappear when she repatriates to the U.S., are the trappings of her former existence: the automobile; Target and Costco; anything in bulk; storage space; lawn; safety items such as car seats, helmets, railings, and window locks; and fear of prosecution for enjoying an afternoon glass of wine with the other parents at the playground.