Inspire

5 Takeaways from LION 2017

Last week, more than 200 publishers gathered on the 8th floor of a Columbia College building in downtown Chicago, IL for the 2017 Annual Conference for Local In...

The Laramie Project

A collection of actors walks quietly from the wings and sits down in the simple chairs set on stage. One man stands up and begins to speak. "On November 14, 19...

Making Memories

You might think after 10 years of marriage, large romantic gestures would head straight out the window while the arguably welcomed replacement of sneaking warm ...

Melliflua

He pursed his lips and blew gently on the rich, brown liquid, creating tiny decaffeinated tsunamis that crashed on the far shore of his cup. He needn’t have bot...

The Stomping Grounds

My stomping grounds was on the west side of town. Not down by the river but on top of the hill. My father had a thing about floods and moving every spring...

Equine

Horses grazing on a hillside, parallel-pointing weathervanes, from this distance motionless (try to see the hour hand move). Rusted sculptures, ligh...

Recumbent

The mountain lies stretched out in light of spring, settled back under snow-filled scars. It has suffered fire and farmer, been shaved by loggers, ...
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