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I travel the back roads and main roads of my home state finding the little known but always interesting places, people and events going on in the state. My writing is published in local, regional and national media, including professional journals, newspapers and magazines, and aired on public radio.

Check out these features, interesting tidbits, personal essays and professional journal articles.

Features

“Something to Toot About,” The Iowan, Sept/Oct 2013 Read more …

“Calming Waters,” The Iowan, July/Aug 2013 Read more …

“In Gear With Progress,” The Iowan, May/June 2013 Read more …

“Bumper Crop,” The Iowan, May/June 2013 Read more …

“The Art of Awareness,” The Iowan, May/June 2013 Read more …

“Warming Body and Soul,” The Iowan, Jan/Feb 2013  Read more …

“River Relationships,” The Iowan, May/June 2012 Read more …

“Betting the Farm,” The Iowan, Mar/Apr 2012 Read more …

“Buildings Have Soul,” The Iowan, Jan/Feb 2012 Read more …

“Sizing Up Small Towns – Rethinking Success in Rural Iowa,” The Iowan, Nov/Dec 2011  Read more …

“Marking a Lifetime,” The Iowan, July/Aug 2011  Read more …

“Making Their Own Opportunities,” The Iowan, July/Aug 2011 Read more …

“Roadside Attraction,” The Iowan, May/June 2011 Read more …

“Cover to Cover – Indie bookstores can read Iowans,” The Iowan, Mar/Apr 2010 Read more …

“Standing on their shoulders,” The Iowan, Jan/Feb 2010 Read more …

“An Iowa sound shaped by a musical heritage,” The Iowan, Jan/Feb 2010 Read more …

“She Never Said. I Never Asked.” – The Orphan Train story, The Iowan, Nov/Dec 2009 Read more …

Essays

“Our Iowa Roots – an essay,” The Iowan, Mar/Apr 2012 Read more ….

“The Fragrance of Iowa Summer,” The Iowan, July/August 2007  Read more …

 “A Holiday Story,” The Iowan, November/December 2006 Read more …

“Throwaway society needs to chuck litter habit,” The Des Moines Register, July 19, 2006 Read more … 

“A Foundation in Education,” The Iowan, September/October 2005  Read more …

“Life along the trail,” The Des Moines Register, July 27, 2000 Read more …

Professional Journals

“Succeeding When Environmental Activists Oppose You,” Public Relations Quarterly, Summer 2003 Read more … 

“Special Interest Group Coalitions: Ethical Standards for Broad-Based Support Efforts,” Public Relations Review, Spring 1997.

“Are Media Tuned In or Worn Out on Your Issues?” Public Relations Quarterly, Spring 1997. Read more …

“Predicting Public and Media Attention Span for Social Issues,” Public Relations Quarterly, Summer 1995.  Read more …

 Tidbits

 “Tora, Tora, Tora!” The Iowan, July/Aug 2013 Read more …

“See Shell Collection,” The Iowan, July/Aug 2013 Read more …

“Check It Out,” The Iowan, Jan/Feb 2013 Read more …

“If You Build It …,” The Iowan, Jan/Feb 2013 Read more …

“Back on the Map With Mucha,” The Iowan, Nov/Dec 2012 Read more …

“Spot of Tea in Warren County,” The Iowan, Nov/Dec 2012 Read more …

“Stories to Remember,” The Iowan, Nov/Dec 2012 Read more …

“A Small Taste of Europe,” The Iowan, May/June 2012 Read more …

“Byway to History,” The Iowan, May/June 2o12 Read more …

“Blast From the Past,” The Iowan, May/June 2012 Read more …

“Going, Going …,” The Iowan, May/June 2012 Read more …

“The Incredible, Profitable Egg,” The Iowan, May/June 2012 Read more …

“Streets Are for Everyone,” The Iowan, May/June 2012 Read more …

“Wet, Dirty & Passionate,” The Iowan, May/June 2012 Read more …

“Branch Out,” The Iowan, Mar/Apr 2012  Read more …

“Voice to the People,” The Iowan, Mar/Apr 2012 Read more …

“A Silver Lining,” The Iowan, Jan/Feb 2012 Read more …

“Encouraging the Muffler Girl,” The Iowan, Jan/Feb 2012 Read more …

“Seize the Snow Day,” The Iowan, Jan/Feb 2012 Read more …

“The Spirit of the Buffalo Hunt,” The Iowan, Jan/Feb 2012 Read more …

“Winter on the Prairie,” The Iowan, Jan/Feb 2012 Read more …

“Calling Collectors,” The Iowan, Nov/Dec 2011 Read more …

“Green your holiday,” The Iowan, Nov/Dec 2011 Read more …

“Gutenberg Opened the Door,” The Iowan, Nov/Dec 2011 Read more …

“Tinsel Town,” The Iowan, Nov/Dec 2011 Read more …

“Voices of Iowa Agriculture,” The Iowan, Nov/Dec 2011 Read more …

“Window Wonderland,” The Iowan, Nov/Dec 2011 Read more …

“It’s that time,” The Iowan, Sept/Oct 2011 Read more …

“Long-distance Fliers,” The Iowan, Sept/Oct 2011 Read more …

“Painting his respects,” The Iowan, Sept/Oct 2011 Read more …

“We deserve it,” The Iowan, Sept/Oct 2011 Read more …

“Bike Van Buren,” The Iowan, July/Aug 2011  Read more …

“Go Fish!” The Iowan, July/Aug 2011  Read more …

“History washes up,” The Iowan, July/Aug 2011  Read more …

“Sac City Chautauqua Days,” The Iowan, July/Aug 2011  Read more …

“de Klompen – Strut Your Dutch,” The Iowan, May/June 2011  Read more …

“Get Your Motor Running,” The Iowan, May/June 2011 Read more …

“Embark on History,” The Iowan, May/June 2011 Read more …

“Heed the Lonesome Whistle Call,” The Iowan, May/June 2011 Read more …

“Iowans Scream for Ice Cream,” The Iowan, May/June 2011 Read more ….

“Save a Windmill – Save a Town,” The Iowan, May/June 2011 Read more …

“Making Connections,” The Iowan, Mar/Apr 2011 Read more …

“Science as Art,” The Iowan, Mar/Apr 2011 Read more …

“They Went a Little Crazy,” The Iowan, Mar/Apr 2011 Read more …

“Wants & Needs,” The Iowan, Mar/Apr 2011 Read more …

“What’s in a Name?” The Iowan, Mar/Apr 2011 Read more …

“A Haitian Update,” The Iowan, Jan/Feb 2011 Read more …

“Kite Krazy,” The Iowan, Jan/Feb 2011 Read more …

“Powerful Eyes,” The Iowan, Jan/Feb 2011 Read more …

“The Mind of a Genius,” The Iowan, Jan/Feb 2011 Read more …