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

Still centers of farm community, Granges adapt in a changing world,” Salish Current, March 13, 2024.

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

Helping Hands reach out to help meet neighbors’ needs,” La Conner Weekly News, January 10, 2024.

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

“Building an Agricultural Community through Crop Rotation and Land Trading,” The Dirt, Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland, May 2023.

Boldly Growing Community,” Meet a Farmer, Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland, November 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.