John has written  numerous articles for a variety of magazines. His articles have covered such wide-ranging topics as farm equipment, growing specific vegetables, food history, schlorlarly articles on southeast Missouri history, religious meditations, Missouri state symbols, restaurant profiles, food preservation, and tourist attractions. Here are some of the magazines and journals in which he has published articles:
Missouri Historical Review
Missouri Folkore Journal
Kitchen Garden
Back Home
Missouri Life
Show Me Missouri
Backwoods Home
Old Farmers Almanac
Secret Place
Rural Missouri