Zachary Michael Jack is an agrarian writer, scholar, and commentator and a seventh generation Iowan who teaches courses in writing, publishing, place studies, leadership studies, and geodemographics at North Central College. The author of many books as well as commentaries on culture and politics in newspapers and periodicals nationwide, Zachary's latest books are March of the Suffragettes: Rosalie Gardiner Jones and the March for Voting Rights and Wish You Were Here: Love and Longing in an American Heartland.
The university’s best, most utopian aims must not beget dystopian early-alert policies that infringe on students’ personal liberties while turning campus into a place where everyone is an informant, and deviations from the norm beget Orwellian intervention.
I have no doubt this collection would delight Bailey, dandelions and all. Selecting and anthologizing the work of a writer-scholar as prolific as this is a labor of love as much as caretaking, stewarding, gardening, weeding, and pruning.
If you’re like me, holidays leave you feeling unusually contemplative, I suppose because the everyone-is-doing-it mentality awakens in us the long-slumbering cultural anthropologist. Holidays cause me to...