Meet a Master Potter Whose Passion Is Clay

This master potter likes the idea of his hands making things to be used by other hands. He prefers making beautiful but still functional pottery such as vases, pitchers, pie plates, and mugs, rather than pottery to be set on a shelf and admired.


Two Drinks to Warm Your Heart

Warm up this Valentine’s Day (or any time of year!) with an adult hot chocolate and a cocktail with an apricot twist. DogMaster Distillery in St. James and Crown Valley Distilling in Ste. Genevieve share two great drink recipes.


Let’s go to Kirksville

Want to see something that was created 1,500 years ago, or listen to a centenarian who shares her passion for painting? What if you could grab a delicious locally sourced lunch from a pay-as-you-can café?


For That Special Someone

Lorry’s husband meant well when he bought her greeting cards for special occasions, but his failure to read the sentiment inside led to some hilarious blunders. She shares memories of his oddest choices, and tells how she finally got even. 


The Best Chocolate Makes the Best Cookies

This recipe is worthy of buying the chocolate from Askinosie Chocolate in Springfield, MO or your favorite hand-crafted chocolate maker. Cinnamon adds a depth of flavor and the pecans add richness to every bite. Make them for your sweetie!


True False Film Fest

Over the span of 20 years, Columbia, Missouri has become a mandatory stop on the festival circuit, largely as a place to discover new voices and fresh expressions of the evolving creative nonfiction genre at True/False Film Fest.


Bass fisherman on Lake of The Ozarks in the Missouri Sunrise

Winter Surprises at the Lake

It’s cold outside, but there’s still some warm fun to be had at the Lake! Visit a cave with a steady 60-degree temperature, go ice skating, and then have some hot cocoa, or plan that romantic Valentine’s getaway at a resort.


Eclectic and colorful batik, mixed media, and cyanotypes

Want to escape for a moment from the onslaught of phones, computers, television, and the noise? This artist and teacher reminds people to sit quietly and take a deep breath and relax, Her cyanotypes, batik, and mixed media, including rust-printing, help you do just that.


Pumpkin Soup with Cinnamon Croutons!

You will want to make extra cinnamon croutons when you make this soup. They are great little snacks while the soup is cooking. The creamy pumpkin is accented with a bit of maple syrup and honey for the perfect sweetness.


Beetle Bailey Inspires Soldier for a Day

Our writer became a soldier for a day at an event at Fort Leonard Wood, one of the models for Beetle Bailey’s Camp Swampy. Then cartoonist Mort Walker gave us an original illustration to accompany the story.