I like good strong words

that mean something.

—Louisa May Alcott


Short Essays & Reflections

"Finding a Vocabulary of the Heart: What Poetry Has Taught Me about Prayer," Ruminate

"How We Wait: A Poet's Spiritual Practice," Scraping Raisins

"Dear Francis: Letter Writing as a Spiritual Practice," Eerdword: The Eerdmans Blog

"Poetry As Sabbath," Abbey of the Arts

"My Friend, Francis," Beliefnet

"The Fine Art of Hospitality," Church at the Well

Selected Articles

"The Remains of the Day," New York Times

"Cheese and Crackers: A meal for the ages," Boston Globe

"How Snacking Became Respectable," Wall Street Journal

"The Decline of The Family Dinner," The Huffington Post

"Why Americans Eat Like Animals," Zocalo Public Square/Smithsonian

"Reinventing Home Economics," UVM Food Feed


Selected Interviews

The Eerdcast

Good Food, KCRW

Word of Mouth, NHPR

Radio Times, WHYY

Topical Currents, WRLN

Vermont Edition, VPR

Books Over Breakfast, WCAX

The Larry Meiller Show, WPR

A Taste of the Past, Heritage Radio Network