I teach writing at College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri and write rhetorical scholarship and literary essays. Recent works include a flash essay on homesickness, COVID, and Ron Hansen’s short story “Nebraska” at Critical Read; a look at the past and future of the small-town novel in The University Bookman; and a consideration of how regenerative farming and permaculture could change the landscape of the Midwest at The Cleveland Review of Books;