Links to selected online articles
Book Review: Mississippi River: Headwaters and Heartland to Delta and Golf by David Freese and Simon Winchester.
From the Daily Yonder, a piece about the condition of highway rest areas in the time of Covid.
From the Daily Yonder my commentary about why voting in person was essential for me.
From the the Daily Yonder, my personal essay about finding community through a local music jam session.
Book Review: If You Lived Here You'd Be Home by Now, by Christopher Ingraham.
Book Review: One Size Fits None, by Stephanie Anderson.
Book Review: Storm Lake, A Study in Resilience, Diversity and Hope, by Art Cullen.
My Inevitable Life in Baseball, published in Daily Yonder, recalls my fandom for the the KC Athletics, the KC Royals, the Chicago Cubs, and a few semi-pro teams along the way, thanks to inevitable family influence.
What Westerners Take for Granted is my re-discovery of the importance of public lands now that I'm in Iowa. This story is part of the Writers on the Range column for High Country News.
Restoring a Lost Corridor, is about the effort in Albany County, Wyoming, to purchase 5,500 of land connecting Laramie to the Medicine Bow National Forest.
"Iggy Slept Here" is about Iggy Pop, Copper Harbor, Eagle Harbor, and filmmaker Dan Kauppi's efforts to film the story of which small Michigan U.P. town can claim the punk rocker as "theirs." Published on DailyYonder.com in October 2015.
Preserving the Panhandle in Nebraska, published on DailyYonder.com in 2015, tell the story of a collaboration between landowners, conservation officials, and the public. Together, they've found a way to both open up and preserve many wild areas of the Panhandle to the public and protect it from future development.
It's Our Fault: New Madrid's Claim to Fame, published on DailyYonder.com in 2014, describes how earthquake tourism forms a central part of this small Missouri bootheel town's economy.
How it Ended at Medicine Bow Peak, published on DailyYonder.com in 2009, is an article that still gets many hits and comments. It describes the crash of United Flight 409, which took the lives of 66 passengers, at the time the worst aviation accident in U.S. history.
Rethinking 'Invasive' Species, published by SustainableCityNetwork.com in 2015, asks us to consider how much time, money and energy to devote to invasive plants when other potentially harmful organisms receive little attention.
Floyd Dominy, Colossus of Dams dies at 100. I interviewed Dominy just weeks before his death.