Embracing the Flow

— Local artist loans prized work to U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka. Stretched out on the red shag carpet of her childhood family room, Kelly Scudieri recalls the record player, being surrounded by art supplies, ...

Book Review: In the Amber Chamber

In the Amber Chamber (Brighthorse Books, 2018) is an eclectic short story collection by Carrie Messenger, Associate Professor of English at Shepherd University, that manages the rare feat of being consistent in...

Why Are So Many Americans Broke?

Say what you will about the Trump shutdown; while it revealed plenty about our “leaders” in Washington, it also revealed a good bit about us. Mainly, that many Americans are apparently much more financially vul...

Easing the Loss of Cherished Pets

The emotions that are evoked after a cherished pet passes away is something that many pet owners can find relatable—often the same as the loss of a human family member. In Jefferson County, a local family has c...