Look for my essay, “We All Must Live by the Rules,” in the latest issue of Tin House.

And this one in Brevity.

Also, a newish essay called “Didn’t Get It” in the summer 2014 issue of Prairie Schooner.

I was delighted to be interviewed by Susan Landry in Run To The Roundhouse Nellie:

In The Normal School: When He Falls Off a Horse.”

A review of Kent Haruf’s Benediction in the Oregonian:

From the Jan/Feb issue of Poets & Writers, my essay called “When the Action is Hot, Write Cool” :

July 2012: In the Opinion Pages of the New York Times:

In Oregon Quarterly magazine, “Narcissa Red,” about the town of Walla Walla, Washington, and the first Caucasian couple to settle in that area, the missionaries Narcissa and Marcus Whitman. Read it online.

Another essay on Narcissa Whitman in The American Scholarentitled “Plucked From the Grave” (Summer 2011), about a curious note that I found in a very old book during a fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society.

And yet another essay on Narcissa Whitman, called “Drown,” in the “Fail” issue of Oregon Humanities magazine.A Few Examples of Earlier Work:”The Long Way Home,” in the New York Times “Modern Love” column.Our segment (produced and edited by Sandy Tolan, featuring my two oldest daughters and me) on This American Life.Salmon” in The University of Idaho’s anniversary issue of Fugue.Spirit Lake,” a second-place winner in the Family Circle fiction contest.”Alterations” in Brides magazine.

I’ve also published essays and fiction in such journals and magazines as Salon, The Crab Orchard Review, The Kenyon Review, The Tampa Review, Washington Square Review, Prairie Schooner, and others.