This page samples my writing, pointing to my versatility as a writer, reporter, and commentator. Elsewhere on this website, you can find fuller bibliographies of my work (with links or .pdfs, where possible). Here is just a taste of genres, excluding my academically-focused work (which can be found here).

Local Reporting and Storytelling

Signs of a hidden threat: preparing for the really big one,” Salish Current, September 6, 2023.

“Finding happily ever after in Skagit’s ag zone,” Salish Current, August 11, 2023.

“Keeping History Alive at Northern State Hospital,” La Conner Weekly News, August 9, 2023

“Panning for Local History Gold at Darrington Ranger Station,” The Daily Herald [Everett, WA], June 14, 2023.

“‘Accidental Birders’ learn how to Be Bird Wise”, The Dirt, Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland, April 2023.

Voluntary Stewardship in Skagit County,” The Dirt, Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland, September 2023.



Opinions / Commentaries

Personal Essays / Creative Nonfiction

Stones in a Stream,” Talking River Review, Issue 53 (Fall 2022): 125

“Wild Times,” Barzakh Magazine, Issue 15 (Summer 2022).


Since August 2022, I’ve researched, reported, written, and published a weekly newsletter on history, place, and writing called Taking Bearings.