L'Arche foot-washing ritual
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L’Arche Tahoma Hope Community

I think that we’re all secretly little kids running around with capes on, pretending to be superheroes.  We craft our lives to show an image of strength and vigor, don’t we?  What happens when our emotional armor is stripped, and our weaknesses laid bare?…

Whisk Bakery St. Louis MO
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Whisk: A Sustainable Bakeshop

Dessert is a battleground.  A red velvet cupcake spikes endorphins and blood sugar with equal magnitude.  A bacon, sea salt, and chocolate chip cookie causes excuses to tumble out like crumbs scattering around the interior of your car. Kaylen Wissinger took issue with the…

Mountain in Ogden, Utah
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The Trip West

I was sitting in front of my computer in my old apartment in St. Louis begrudgingly mining the internet for job prospects when my phone rang.  An unfamiliar number popped up on the caller ID and an unfamiliar voice answered me on the other…

3rd Degree Glass Factory
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3rd Degree Glass Factory

Glass blowing is a delicate and patient art.  Coincidentally, the patience that Doug Auer applies to his art has carried over to his life in business.  Just as colors and shapes might find their way into Doug’s pieces, opportunity and circumstance have meandered into…

Mikes Bikes STL
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Bianchi Super Pista

Mike’s Bikes STL doesn’t care to wheel and deal Huffy’s to any sucker that will buy them.  Instead, they’re a shop that takes their time building a bike that makes a statement for you.  Using custom components in any color you can imagine, the…

Ladies First IU a capella
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Ladies First

Indiana University-based a capella group Straight No Chaser has earned a great deal of acknowledgement, but Ladies First would like you to know boys don’t own the IU a capella scene.  The unique talent of each member of the group cannot be overstated; they all are individually…

Jim Kopriva car accident
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‘Hit’

On Monday night in October of 2010, I left my college campus on my bike bound for my house a few blocks away.  I woke up the next morning in a hospital.  My hand was broken, face scarred, and knee bashed.  ‘Hit’ is the…

Engagement photography in Indianapolis
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Micah and Shamira

Some couples have an unspoken chemistry, a sort of silent current that runs between them and holds them together.  It’s subtle; there exists just the slightest magnetism that keeps two worlds held in orbit around one another.  That’s the kind of love that I…

Up North
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Up North

I’ve been heading up to my family’s place in Wisconsin for as long as I can remember.  Our refrigerator at home prominently features my young self romping around our Wisconsin driveway in a Canadian tuxedo and a red cowboy hat with my curly blonde…

Urban Art South City STL
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South City Urban Art

On a quick photo walk with some friends in South City STL on Cherokee Street, we came across a wall full of some uniquely expressive urban art.  Painted and sketched colorfully and conspicuously on an empty storefront, glaring eyes return your gaze as you…