Most recently

"30 and Bookless," an essay about a deadline I'm oddly relieved to have blown, at Medium.

"Welcome Back to School (Shootings)," an essay about growing up amid the increasingly unshakeable reality of school shootings and safety drills, at Matter.

"Stress-nesting During a Season of Turmoil," an essay about lamps and helplessness, at The Billfold.

Can’t Take It With You, an occasional column about money and death, at The Billfold.

"Furbaby Fever," an essay about how my dog is not my child, at Matter.

This year

A short piece about Senoia, Georgia, part of a big “Small Towns We Love” package in the July issue of Southern Living.

"Hail Dayton," an essay attempting to make sense of Dayton, Tennessee, home of the Scopes Monkey Trial, in the spring issue of the Oxford American.

An interview with Susan Orlean about the diet book she co-wrote with fellow New Yorker writer Patricia Marx, at Slate.

"Aint’s," an essay about family and place, in Guernica’s excellent American South issue.

"Home Sweet Dearborn," a profile of Dr. Linda Ellington, Atlanta’s most beloved veterinarian, for the Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine.

"Hunger," an essay about ambition and appetite, in the first issue of Scratch, a new digital magazine about writers and money. (Read the whole thing on Medium.)

"The Next Generation of Country Music," a profile series, in January’s Southern Living.

Brother Journal #2, about Charleston, S.C.’s Clammer Dave.

Older favorites

My Haunted South,” an essay, in the November 2012 issue of Atlanta Magazine.

The Woodstock of the South: A Rock Festival’s Unmaking of an American Town,” a feature story, in the July/August 2012 issue of The Believer.

Out of Work, Out to California,” an essay, on The Billfold in April 2012.

Child Mortality,” an essay, on the Paris Review Daily in June 2013.

Other People’s Churches,” an essay on the Paris Review Daily, in October 2011.

Up the Hill,” a feature in the November 2012 issue of the Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine.

Moving Day,” an essay, on The Hairpin in September 2012.

Out loud

Flannery O’Connor portrait zine release party, on the precariousness of genealogy (49:00).

Write Club Atlanta, December 2013, on narwhals and gullibility.

True Story!, November 2012, on my #1 childhood dreamboat, Gunther Gebel Williams.

Archives, elsewhere

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