Archive of month: February 2022

Get Your Finances in Order: 7 tips from an economist

Dr. Rebecca Summary is a professor emeritus at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. She taught principles of macroeconomics, law and economics, and economic problems and policies, among other courses, for 38 years. She says she is fascinated by the ways psychology and human behavior affect the economy and is passionate about the ways […]

Starting a Business: 7 Tips from Laurie Everett

Interested in starting a business? We sat down with Laurie Everett, owner of Annie Laurie’s, the Indie House, Mother Earth and The Downtown Guesthouse, to talk about being a business owner. Here is some of the wisdom she passed along: 1.Purchase mixed-use properties. Living on the second floor of my shop means I only have one mortgage and set of […]

Love stories

Kayla Thompson, Adult Services, Cape Girardeau Public Library February is the month of love, but there are more ways than one to love a person. Here are some books that take a look at a few different ways we can love both ourselves and others.  Eat. Pray. Love. by Elizabeth Gilbert (self-love): At 30, Gilbert […]

Spring 2022, “femininity:” from the editor

A four-year-old girl was running in circles, and her younger brother was following her. She was laughing, delighted, having so much fun; he was having fun, too, but kept falling down. “Slow down, you’re making your brother fall,” a nearby adult said to the girl. It’s an event I witnessed a few months ago. The […]

Cooking on Belief: Freelance chef Pat Buck, Jr. pursues passion for food

By Jasmine Jones Freelance chef Pat Buck, Jr.’s first step to cooking is “getting really hungry.” His second step is to gather the ingredients. Buck hates wasting food, so he makes an effort to avoid frequent runs to the grocery store. By keeping his “staples” on hand — onion, garlic, meat, potatoes, beans, Asian noodles, […]

Art for You: “Memories”

MIXED MEDIA By Thomas Shaner My collages remember the moments of the past through the fragments and images of family photos. Since my father passed away in 2013 and my mother passed away in 2018, it has been difficult to process the grief that comes with the loss of a parent. These pictures are about […]

Adventure Through Intuition: Your guide to going wild

By Aaron Arnzen What does adventure mean to you?  If we turn to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, it tells us adventure is “an exciting or remarkable experience,” “an undertaking usually involving danger and unknown risk.” Hopping on Instagram, our view of adventure quickly shifts towards one seen through the lens of the outdoor industry, be it […]

Body Language

Photos by Aaron Eisenhauer Words by Mia Pohlman Modeling and styling by Kara Filbeck and Parker Bond Here, we explore the ways women and men are taught to embody body language differently, as well as the ideals subconsciously encoded in the ways we are taught to be in our bodies. May our models, by performing […]

meet the model: Parker Bond

Tell us about …   something you love to do: I love to play music. It’s the first thing I can remember truly loving. your favorite place in the world: My favorite place is a tough one, but I think it’s somewhere like my Pawpaw’s shop growing up. Really, any place I can spend quality […]
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