Sharing a fun story about a garage band I did as an unconventional back-to-school piece. Teenagers are still teenagers. 🙂
The uber-posh Oglebay family is specific to Wheeling, W.Va. (and Cleveland, Ohio), but this story of how they spent their summers is oddly relatable and universal. (What a fun interview this one was. Sarita's journal is darling and I want one of those white dresses!!) Rich, poor or somewhere in the middle. Then or now.… Continue reading Posh Summer
Roasty, toasty winter magic
A tiny door in the Victorian-era roaster, allowed a sample of coffee beans to be checked continually. This scoop was just short of French roast. If you love coffee, this story that I did for New Year's weekend's combined Wheeling Intelligencer and News Register is for you. I simply cannot describe how wonderful that roasting… Continue reading Roasty, toasty winter magic
When church goes right … and it makes the national news!
The Rev. Darrell Cummings of Bethlehem Apostolic Temple in Wheeling, W.Va., jokes with Dallas Cowboys player C.J. Goodwin, who grew up attending the church. Photos by Rebecca Kiger, story by Nora Edinger. Reprinted with permission from The Washington Post Magazine. “We’re not a Black church or a White church. We’re just a church,” the Rev.… Continue reading When church goes right … and it makes the national news!
A poet’s life
The first drafts of Harshman's work go into spiral notebooks. Marc Harshman -- West Virginia's poet laureate and a childrens book author -- also lives in Wheeling. Here is my newspaper feature about what it's like to lead a poet's life.