"During my visits to to the nursing home, Dad and I have sometimes settled into chairs to time-travel through a photo album."
"There was always a sense of something missing, a story still jumbled and incomplete..." From "Under Purple Skies: The Minneapolis Anthology."
A tour of Milwaukee's conflicted Grohmann Museum. From "The Milwaukee Anthology."
Reflections on three generations of family and community in Michigan.
"Sometimes when I am driving down the freeway...I think of the reasons I love Detroit."
How the war touched one Northeast Ohio neighborhood.
A writer goes in search of a community worthy of the title—and her own Midwestern identity.
Water, oil, and industrial volcanoes in Indiana's Calumet region, along the shore of Lake Michigan.
A writer remembers her relationship with her father, an inspector of nuclear power plants.
"I’ll never lose Wigilia because it’s not just a tradition; it’s a way of being."
"The twentieth century in America brought dramatic changes to the farm...one of which was the abstraction of my family and me from our roots on the land."
Siddhartha and Billy Corgan walk into in a teahouse north of Chicago.