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Route 66—Atlanta, Illinois

While agriculture was the focus of my research, that didn’t keep me from enjoying all aspects of life, culture, and history that I encountered as I explored. 402 more words


Kaleidoscope Country

“Are you taking pictures of the murals?” the local woman asked as she passed me on the crosswalk.

“Yes,” I replied, “it’s the whole history and attitude of the area, painted on the sides of all your prominent buildings. 395 more words


Misc V. 22 Nebraskon 2013

If you have the opportunity to go to a convention, I urge you with every core of my being, to go. Surround yourself with Attack on Titan soldiers while racking up Halo kill points in the game room. 291 more words


Rafael Salas - Ripon, Wisconsin

Briefly describe the work you do.

I work around themes of landscape, religious iconography and country music to create poetic reflections on midwestern traditions and notions of place.  552 more words


Bloomington, Illinois

My research for Midwest Maize involved a lot of reading, but it also involved a lot of visiting places important to corn. My first “corn trip” started with a visit to Bloomington, Illinois. 201 more words


Cheers to the Weekend

I feel like I have so much to talk about and I just don’t even know where to begin! This week has been uber cray cray…between house hunting, work, wedding meetings, and sleeping, I’m wiped out! 543 more words