*asterisk indicates essays that also appear as chapters in The Mountains of Paris

*“Vasty Love and the Big Comedown,” December Magazine. Finalist for Curt Johnson Nonfiction Award, 2019.

*“The Mysterious Barricades,” Seven Hills Review (vol. 23, 2018). Second Place Award.

*”St. Eustache,” Tiferet: Journal of Art, Literature, and Creative Spirit (Spring 2016). Winner of Nonfiction Award.

*”Every Right Act is an Ark,” The Fourth River (Spring 2016). Pushcart Prize nomination.

*“The Voices.” Soundings Review (Summer 2016) .

*”The Run: A Memnoir,” Pooled Ink (November 2014) Annual Collection of Northern Colorado Writers. Winner of Nonfiction Award and Pushcart Prize nomination.

“Of Frisbees, Physarum, and Cow Paths: A Creative Code,” Ecotone (Spring 2013).

“Eco-City: In Search of a Green Urbanism for the Not-Rich,” Orion (May-June 2010).

“Northward,” High Country News (22 June 2009).

“Unlocking the Hips,” Portland Queer (anthology). Ed. Ariel Gore. Portland: Lit Star  (2009).

“Of Time and the River and the Big Shiny Buildings,” Oregon Humanities (Spring 2008).

“Six Good Places,” High Country News (29 October 2007).

“City Gods and Sacred Waters,” OregonLand, American Society of Landscape Architects (Spring 2007).

“Boots on the Ground in the Sherwood Forest,” Reading Portland: The City Told. Eds. Peter Donahue and John Trombold. Portland/Seattle: Oregon Society/University of Washington Press (December 2006).

“Some Questions about Sexless Nature Writing,” Postwestern Cultures: Literature, Theory, Space. Ed. Susan Kollin. Lincoln: University of Nebraska (2007). 

“A Democracy of Water,” Earth Island Journal (Spring 2005).

“The Slashpile Inventory,” Creative Nonfiction (Spring 2005).

“Nature Is Not a Club to Bash People With,” High Country News “Writers on the Range” Syndicate (February 2004).

“The Wildness of Failure,” Northern Lights (Winter 2002).

“Queer Pants,” The Bear Deluxe (Fall 2000).

Five essays in Walt Whitman: An Encyclopedia (J.R. LeMaster and Donald D. Kummings, eds., Garland, 1998, ISBN: 0815318766)

“Practice of the Presence of the Wild,” EarthLight: Magazine of Spirituality and Ecology (Winter 1990)

“Descendentalism: The Thoreauvian Inscape,” Contemporary Philosophy 12 (1989)

“Social Darwinism and Natural Theodicy,” Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science 23 (1988)

And some Fiction:

“First Descent,” (short story) Isotope (Spring 2004)