“The Iconic Windmills that Made the American West”Atlas Obscura
The life and times of the classic American self-regulating water pump windmill.

“Oil and Water—I”Belt Magazine
On oil pipelines, the Great Lakes, and the complicated mixing of oil and water.

“Oil and Water—II” | Belt Magazine
A “Toxic Tour” of the Whiting Refinery, on the southern shores of Lake Michigan.

“What the River Knows”ACRES Quarterly
Why I decided to walk from one end of the Maumee River to the other, and what I think it can teach us.

“Chicago Notebook”Rust Belt Chicago: An Anthology
On moving to Chicago, moving away from Chicago, and the impossibility of ever truly leaving a place.

“The Last, First Miami Speakers” | Belt Magazine
On language reclamation and the racist history of assimilation projects in the United States.

“Family Bones” | Belt Magazine
Searching for my roots in rural Indiana. Also featuring my grandparents’ house.

“Blood, Sweat, and Tears on the Tracks”Belt Magazine
Steam Locomotive No. 765, and the man for whom trains are family.

“Settling a ‘Food Desert'” (PDF) | InFortWayne 
On life without a grocery store in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

“A True Grassroots Movement” (PDF) | InFortWayne 
What it takes to grow food on an urban plot.