Tales from the trails

Tales from the trails

A black rat snake, coiled around a bowl of water in a glass tank, needs urgent attention. The snake has stopped eating, and blood leaks from his...

In plein sight

In plein sight

Tricia Wente dips her brush into her palette, lightly tapping it to remove excess paint. She stares into the deep forest behind her home in...

Etched in stone

Etched in stone

Every gravestone has a story. Whether it’s large or small, wooden or rock, elaborate or simple, a gravestone is a window into the story of the...

Swept Away

Swept Away

Brian Newton stands behind his weathered broom-making machine, and puts the finishing touches on his final cabin broom of the day. He hangs it on a...

Almost famous

Almost famous

The inside of The Vogue nightclub in Indianapolis is dark and humming with activity. People peer down from the balconies, and surround the stage,...

God’s country

God’s country

After the hymnbooks close and the instruments lay silent, a prayer circle forms along the walls. It snakes in and out of the red-upholstered pews as...

Back home again

Back home again

Rex Watters moves loose papers and small cardboard boxes from the back seat of his truck to make room for us. He’s a stocky man with a full white...

The long rebound

The long rebound

The Henryville High School Hornets were down by 40 with five minutes left to play when the coach on the other bench called back his starters and...