Joe Stephens

Around the World in 80 Days

Most people are at least passingly familiar with Jules Verne’s classic, Around the World in 80 Days, though possibly less so than his oft-adapted seafaring sc...

Company

Robert isn’t exactly surprised by the party his friends throw for him on his 35th birthday. Nor is he really shocked to find that all of them, couples either ma...

Kona Ice

When Michelle Huxley was looking for a career change, she and partner John Church visited trade shows, considering opening a food truck. When they decided that idea wasn’t appealing, though, they started talking with a friend from Athens who was a fr...

Duffels for Domestic Violence

While it is an uncomfortable topic for some, domestic violence is a shockingly common problem in our community. According to the website for the Family Crisis I...

Antioch Road

By way of full disclosure, you should know some things. First, I’m not the regular music reviewer for Clutch. That would be Corey Shields. You can probably see ...

Destination Design

Anyone looking for an opportunity to have fun, find some amazing décor for their homes, and make a difference for a worthy cause, need look no further than Vienna this weekend, when the fifth annual Destination Design takes place. This gala event is ...

The Glass Castle

Jeanette Walls is an award-winning author who proves the old axiom that miserable childhoods help make great writers. And to say that her childhood was miserabl...

Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

Bernadette is an eccentric architect who was once seen as so promising that she received the MacArthur Genius Grant for designing and building a house affection...

Book Review: Alexander Hamilton

If you’re like me, you likely know a little about Alexander Hamilton. You are probably aware that he was a founding father and maybe you even know he was the first Secretary of the Treasury under President George Washington. But you might not know mu...

Henderson Hall for the Holidays

Built in 1836 and enlarged from 1856 to 1859, Henderson Hall is a genuine treasure trove of history going all the way back past the Civil War. And walking throu...
Joe Stephens

Joe Stephens

Author

Joe is a teacher at Parkersburg High School, a blogger, and the author of a series of detective novels known as the Shalan Adventures.

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