Liesel Schmidt

A Show of Hands

Over the years, there has been a return to artisanal goods, to items made by hand that bear the imprint of their maker—a human…

Director’s Cut

When Tina Dale started walking the boards in 2011, she was a newbie to the stage—but she was hardly new to the spotlight. As…

This Is Where We Start

Standing with his arms wrapped tightly around her, she could feel a sense of home she hadn’t felt since the last time he’d held…

This Patch of Earth

For Bryan and Meredith Moats of Sulphur Springs Truck Patch, life isn’t just about claiming their patch of land and creating their own dream—it’s…

Hayley’s Comet

“Hayley, what are you doing?” I heard a voice yelling at me from behind, nearly drowned out by the rain. It was pouring; hard,…

Much More than Coffee

“Coffee as bold as the bison.” It’s a phrase that’s in their tagline, a simile befitting a company that seems as rooted to the land…

On the Border and Beyond

Oils, pastels, acrylics, watercolors…These are just a few of the mediums in which art finds its form, taking shape on a canvas or a…

Mended Hearts

Staring into his eyes, it was like she could see every constellation in the sky, every planet in the universe, all the nebulae in…