Author Interview: Alan Parry

"I love the power of language." Writer Alan Parry has always dabbled in the written word. Whether it was his venture in the short stories, novels, and even sitcoms, Parry is an experimenter. For a while, he dabbled with songwriting, even wanting to be a musician, but it wasn't until a poetry unit in his [...]


Author Profile: Will Barnett

This profile originally appeared in the Left Hand Valley Courier Late one night, Shining Mountain Waldorf senior and avid reader Will Barnett was flipping through A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami. While this night might have started like any other, it proved to be one that triggered an epiphany - every senior at Shining [...]

Author Profile: Francesca Ciancimino Howell

This profile originally appeared in the Left Hand Valley Courier Many have dubbed America to be a “melting pot” of cultures that has coagulated into something totally unique. Other scholars argue that the country is more of a tapestry, where some cultures are maintained and others are transformed. For Francesca Ciancimino Howell, this tapestry metaphor [...]

150 Days of Yoga: A Journey in Progress

*Please be aware that there will be some stream-of-consciousness-word-vomit in this post...thanks in advance for sticking with me! Also you getta see some goofy photos of me doing yoga, PC: @emmy._.23 on IG* When I was in high school, I hated doing yoga in gym class. Inevitably, the tough, soccer/wrestling teacher would realize we couldn't [...]