The Naturalist

“I end every single program that I do reminding people that going outside makes you happier (which is the most important), healthier, smarter and stronger. So, going outside is the best medicine! And right now, with everything crazy going on and our stress levels are super high, getting outside is something you can basically do …

Human Rights (2 of 2)

“When I first became a sexual assault nurse examiner, I was certified in adult and pediatrics. The pediatric part was so heartbreaking. And disturbing. And sometimes, disgusting. When it came time for me to renew, I just stayed with the adult. The forensic part of it is, you just have to disassociate yourself from what …

Human Rights (1 of 2)

“I’m originally from Huntsville, TX., the home of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, where I worked for 20 years. It was very interesting. I didn’t work inside the prisons; I worked for the health services administration. We checked and made sure the offenders had their medical, dental and psychological needs met. We monitored the …

Let Me Be Brave in the Attempt

“Missouri is one of the best states to be involved with the Special Olympics. It’s very well organized. The USA Games usually take place over July 4th weekend. That process starts a year prior with something we call ‘selection camp’. We have athletes from all over the state- coaches and partners and all- that come …

Senior Year

HoC: “So, you have a love/hate relationship with going back to school?” Her: “Yeah, because I’m going into a lot of hard classes, but it’s stuff that I like doing, and I know it’s going to keep me occupied outside of school. I’m excited to get back in the groove with that. I’m taking AP …

Skate Therapy

Right: “He moved here about four years ago. He recently came to the skate park. I actually needed a filmer that day, and so I asked him if he would film for me. He filmed it and it was really good video. I’ve picked him up every day since. He’s a really good kid with …

Just a Happy Moment

"My favorite color is pink and I like Elsa. He [baby brother] always be my best friend. And he be playing like this [starts clapping]. My best friend is mommy, my brother, my grandma and papa...and Elsa! I like snow and everything! The whole world!"

Daddy Time

Dad: "I've been in the Cape Girardeau area for about twelve years now. I'm a manager at the Fazoli’s here in Cape. This is my daughter, and I have raised her here in Cape Girardeau her whole life. "My favorite part about Cape Girardeau is just the people, the surroundings, and obviously the river is …

Painting a Living

“I met her (my wife) at Six Flags. I was playing the arcade and she liked my style, my moves... [laughs] No; I went up there to do caricatures, and she worked there before I did. So, she was my boss, and I guess she still is. The same company owned the caricature rights and …