This spring I spent most of my time working on stories for this years Soul of Athens site. My edition Thrive just recently launched. Soul of Athens is an award-winning online multimedia publication. It is a project completed in just 10 weeks every spring. Its focus is to tell the stories of the unique community of southeast Ohio.
I created two stories for this years addition. The first Keeping Their History Alive was about colonial history enthusiasts in the Athens area. This focused on a group of individuals dedicated to preserving and engaging in the rich history of this area through living history events.
The other story was about what renowned herabalist, Paul Strauss, calls The Green Spark. A thriving community built around protecting and using the diverse herbal and medicinal plants found in southeast Ohio.