Articles

Notable articles that I’ve written for various publications. Questions regarding any of these pieces? Contact me.

Creative Nonfiction

  • A Different Kind of Summer Job

    Woodworker’s Journal

  • I Did Not Teach My Son How To Laugh

    Motherly

  • View From the Ball Turret

    Silver Wings Coffee Co.

  • John’s Kayak

    The Country Editor
    (reprinted on blog w/ permission)

  • Traditions & Memories

    The Country Editor
    (reprinted on blog w/ permission)

  • “Boots” Ezop at Battle of Remagen

    Silver Wings Coffee Co.

  • Intrepid Under Fire

    Silver Wings Coffee Co.

  • A Woman’s Touch

    Silver Wings Coffee Co.

  • She Kept the Farm Alive

    Silver Wings Coffee Co.

Advice, Opinion, Book Reviews

I love sharing my thoughts on marriage, parenting, faith, literature and more!

  • Great Expectations & Further Falls

    Start Marriage Right

  • Vegetables Speak Louder Than Words

    Start Marriage Right

  • Marriage Lessons in the Digital Age

    Start Marriage Right

  • Five Everyday Tips for Marriage Maintenance

    Start Marriage Right

  • Engaged Following: The End of the Passive Wife

    Start Marriage Right

  • The First Six Months Really Suck

    Start Marriage Right

  • But You’re Making Me Look Bad!

    Start Marriage Right

  • Let Not Many Be Preachers: Review of “12 Faithful Men”

    Fathom

  • New Perspectives, Old Discussion: Review of “Sex, Jesus, & Conversations the Church Forgot”

    Fathom

  • Remembering the Basics: Review of “The Whole Life”

    Fathom

  • Keeping it Complicated: Review of “Fallen Mountains”

    Fathom

  • Remembering Our Stories: Review of “Handle With Care”

    Fathom

  • Learning to Appreciate Suffering: Book Review, “This Too Shall Last”

    Fathom

  • De-cluttering Beyond the Closets

    Hyland’s Health

News Articles, Features, Trade Magazines

  • Sigurd Johnson goes out on a high note as director of NDSU marching band

    YourClassical MPR

  • The Immigrant Farmer

    Country Folks

  • Advanced learning, on-farm networking with NAFDMA

    Country Folks Grower

  • Learning the hard way: Protect your business from theft

    Country Folks Grower

  • The Gift of Knowledge

    Country Folks Grower

  • Kickstarting a Brewing Business

    Wine & Craft Beverage News

  • Growing Off-Grid in the Midwest

    Country Folks Grower

  • Barrel-aged gin at Spirit Works Distillery

    Wine & Craft Beverage News

  • The Necessity of a Good Trademark

    Wine & Craft Beverage News

  • Drought News: What fellow farmers face in California

    Country Folks Grower

  • Breweries Boom in Greater Minnesota

    The Growler

  • State of the Art

    Laketime Magazine

  • Agriculture & Politics: Immigration and labor

    Country Folks Grower

  • Agriculture & Politics: Child Labor Laws

    Country Folks Grower

Column

I wrote “Millennial Mysteries” from 2014-2017, a business column that ran in Country Folks Grower and Wine & Craft Beverage News, two nationally-distributed magazines targeting the agriculture, horticulture and craft beverage industries. Click on each title to read the column.

A new column for generational concerns
Should you market to Millennials?
How to target Millennial customers
How to attract young professionals to your business
Employee rewards programs rarely work
Clues to help solve your business’ generation gaps
Basic tips for running a Facebook business brand
Mentoring as marketing
The envy generation
Is your business meeting needs?
Shifting expectations of a ‘standard workplace’
Advertising with the internet
Was that really a ‘young people’ problem?
When your employee doesn’t work
A sense of possibility
Traditional vs. modern: it’s not either/or
Work martyrdom high among young people
Quality images improve social media marketing
Myth: Young people only buy from other young people
Using Pinterest to spread your brand
When desperation motivates ambition
Reaching Millennials takes more than good intentions
What type of Millennial is your target audience?
Millennials as managers
Believing the wrong assumptions
Convenience is key
Transparency through social media
Can small businesses offer career tracks to their Millennial employees?