I write essays that praise the mutilated world and teach writing at College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri. My first book, a collection of gardening essays titled Leaves of Healing, will be out from Belle Point Press in 2024. The book is based upon essays I first wrote for my newsletter, which contains seasonal reports from my permaculture garden. A Nebraska native, I live outside Reeds Spring, Missouri, with my wife and our four children.

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