“Changes in the Land” | ACRES Quarterly
A long essay on the Cedar Creek corridor, in support of a project by ACRES Land Trust (buy the booklet here).

“Losing the Farm” | Belt Magazine
“The story of the twentieth century in American agriculture is a story, mainly, of exodus.”

“Performing Shakespeare in Prison” | Belt Magazine
At the Pendleton Correctional Facility, a company of incarcerated men is finalizing its latest show.

“Margins” | Terrain.org
On the places between places, and what it means to belong somewhere.

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

“The Last, First Miami Speakers” | Belt Magazine
On Native language reclamation and the racist history of assimilation in the U.S.

“What the River Knows”ACRES Quarterly
Why I decided to walk from one end of the Maumee River to the other.

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

“Seeing the Maumee River” | Old Northwest Review
The essay that became my first book.

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