TAKING THE BAIT

A writer’s elderly father proves an easy target for unsolicited charitable asks

WILD BLUE YONDER

An author brings her kids to the cusp of adventure—and encourages them to jump in

FOUR WRITERS, THREE BOURBONS & A WHISKEY

A witty literary band tastes the good stuff

INSIDE JOB

A writer repaints his office space, for better or for worse

THE CRYING GAME

A man searches for the answer to an age-old question: Should grown men cry?

POLE POSITION

A father passes on more than his love of fly fishing

SACRED GROUND

Greenville Memorial Auditorium remains a hallowed memory of the city’s landscape

THIRTEEN WAYS OF LOOKING AT A CHEAP BEER

(Inspired by “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird,” by Wallace Stevens)

RETURN DATE

Family ties to two wars prompt a Greenville writer to reflect on a South Pacific legacy

REASON BEING

Film artist Jeff Sumerel reflects on life worth seeing

POSTCARDS FROM HAITI

Scott Gould writes home about teaching poetry in Cange— and the benefit of art in a challenging world

INDUSTRY STANDARD

Restaurant work has given poet Mamie Morgan experience for life