Tag: Indiana

Dana, Indiana Featured in the New York Times

Dana, Indiana Featured in the New York Times

Last Thursday, the New York Times posted an article on Dana, Indiana and the Ernie Pyle Museum. The piece, written by “This Land” columnist Dan Barry, highlights the struggles of the museum and its recent loss of precious artifacts related to Ernie’s work. To read the article, 

The Ernie Pyle Fireman’s Festival: Jitterbugging, Elephant Ears, and Trophies

The Ernie Pyle Fireman’s Festival: Jitterbugging, Elephant Ears, and Trophies

One particular weekend each summer I become extremely nostalgic (more than usual) for Dana, Indiana. The rural western Indiana town, population 608, is where I spent my middle and high school summers with my paternal grandparents while my mother, a single-parent nurse, worked (too hard) 

The King’s Daughter

The King’s Daughter

I can gush over the way a country road crunches under my feet all day. It’s a sound that’s softer than gravel, but still loud enough to remind you that natural earth exists under the soles of your shoes. It’s the sound I hear while 

The Writing Challenge

Freelance writing career, week 1, day 4. As I’m listening to Madonna in my living room and drinking a cup of strongly brewed tea, I’m reminded that this is always what I’ve wanted to do. Hunkered down in a quiet space, listening to my favorite music, and