Derecho Days

Derecho Days is an experimental, personal comic art piece that navigates the aftermath of enduring the August 2020 derecho: an inland hurricane that, in 14 hours, led to $11 billion in damage, caused 25 tornadoes from Nebraska to Ohio, and destroyed 70 percent of the...

Grounding Ourselves

From Here, This Looks Like Me by Paddy Bowman When someone asks, “What is your sense of place, where do you belong?,” what do you conjure? Each of us experiences a place differently based on our relationships, interactions, and memories. We call upon different senses...

Writing as Alchemy

I. Lawn Chair as Trope When Long moves into his next home, he will take only the things that matter most: his television, a Sony analog box that he and his wife purchased when they were married; his stereo, two giant Sony boomboxes, or blasters, from the ‘80s; and his...