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ArtStudent

The Summertime Hues

“Shhh-shh, shhh-shh.” That’s the sound Dominique Palucis’ mom hears when her daughter’s pencil touches canvas. Dominique, who goes by Nikki, is twelve years old…

Stoney

Shirtless in Stamperville

I can feel the tall wisps of bahiagrass grazing across the naked calves of my legs. It’s been raining this afternoon, so it is…

Gardening

The Growth of a Gardener

My mother has a green thumb. She can grow anything. When I was a kid, she would do things like buy me purple rose…

Subiaco

Boys in the Hood

The abbey bell sang its hearty summons shortly before mid-day, each peal beckoning, cajoling, compelling.   “You want to join us for noon prayer?”…

Stoney

This BIG Little Church

“May the Lord richly bless you and keep you safely in his arms. Shake hands and be friendly. You’re dismissed.” How many times have…

JunkRanch

Junkin’ in Prairie Grove

  The Junk Ranch in Prairie Grove, Arkansas lives a double life. Most days, if you saw this thirty-five-acre site with its big, weathered…

Jessica

The Hopeful Romantic

“… It was in the season that I could not feel the thing, when I came to the place of choosing to love when…

MissyWit

Justice for Missy Witt

The following account of what happened on December 1, 1994, is based on information from LaDonna Humphrey and published reports about this unsolved case….