Archive of month: November 2022

meet along the way: Fran Scholl

At 12 years old, Fran Scholl knew she wanted to be in the military. What she didn’t know was how unusual that was for a young girl in 1968. As the oldest girl in a family with 11 kids, she grew up feeding and rocking her younger siblings. Mothering and nurturing were second nature to […]

from the editor, Winter 2022: Interact

For a long time, I was hesitant to claim the title “writer;” I thought I maybe kind of sort of was, but I wasn’t sure. I wrote. And I wanted to be. A writer. When I saw or heard or read others whose published work amazed me, I would feel it. This gnawing inside of […]

Make Art (It’s easy not to)

By Seraphina McAteer Just a couple of months ago, I graduated with a degree in fine arts, and already, I am struggling to keep creating a priority when so many other things now require my attention. We get busy, and life gets stressful. It is easy to not create, but it shouldn’t be that way.  […]

This Book Changed Me: Reflecting on the power of words

I have loved books ever since I memorized Dr. Seuss’ “Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?” at age two and fell in love with “Itchy Itchy Chicken Pox” and “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” at age five. I loved the rhythm of the words placed next to each other, how they sounded and felt coming out […]

Art for You: “Go Outside”

“Go Outside” Graphic art Sydnie Edwards Go stretch your body and be one with nature! Women are strong, free and beautiful, and so is the earth; we don’t interact with it enough. Be absorbed by taking a walk, going for a hike, laying in the grass, smelling a flower or just letting the sun touch […]

Chasing Childlike Wonder: Go ahead, have some fun.

Growing up, my family has always had a habit of pointing out personality traits in others; thanks, Aunt Betty, I would have never known I was sensitive if you hadn’t told me 14 Thanksgivings in a row. But after 40+ years, I’ve grown to accept it, and most of the time, what is said doesn’t […]

Doing Things You’re Bad At

Permission granted to not know what you’re doing (and have fun, anyway) By Jasmine Jones I am a recovering perfectionist. In high school, my problem was at its worst, so naturally, I was drawn to participate in the art form centered around perfection: ballet. When you’re a ballet dancer, every movement is inspected, corrected and […]

Paper Dolls: Design your own

When I was younger, I loved playing with paper dolls. I loved the beautiful colors and patterns of the clothes, finding new ways to match and mismatch skirts and shirts and pants, imagining the possibilities they represented. Now, paper dolls interest me because they convey more than the trendy clothing styles of a time period: […]

Make a Difference for Others: Plan a community betterment project

By Sydney Waters Being an events coordinator for Old Town Cape is rewarding in so many ways. It truly is a career that combines structure and creativity in the most intricate web, and I feel very honored to have found and fit this position. We have established that sustainability of downtown Cape Girardeau is directly […]

Makers: Eun Jeong Lee, Photographer

By Jasmine Jones Eun Jeong Lee worked as a photojournalist for more than 10 years and has published work in National Geographic, The New York Times, USA Today and The Washington Post, among others. She attended graduate school at The University of Texas at Austin, and made the switch from photojournalism to academia, teaching at […]
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