Non-Fiction

To Tend One’s Garden by Hannah Bockoven

To Tend One’s Garden by Hannah Bockoven

This is a question I ask myself sometimes; What is my yield? If you are interested in writing, it is a helpful question. What do I have to say and what do I have to offer? I ask this often when I write, but it […]

Art and Education – An Interview with Don Moldstad

Art and Education – An Interview with Don Moldstad

When I was a little boy, my babysitter claimed that even when I was three, four years old I loved to just draw and would sit at the kitchen table and draw all the time. I didn’t think I did it more than other kids, but she said […]

Proksch’s Pretzels: An Oral History by Hannah Bockoven

Proksch’s Pretzels: An Oral History by Hannah Bockoven

Proksch’s Pretzels: An Oral History by Hannah Bockoven Professor Nicholas Proksch’s office is underneath the Chapel. He teaches Religion courses at Bethany Lutheran College and often walks to get to campus to get work done, even on Sunday afternoons, and preaches for Chapel. On a […]

Falling Off by Angie Johnson

Falling Off by Angie Johnson

Falling Off Angie Johnson Grandpa’s in bed. One leg lies soft across the sheets and three of his toes hang ash-black from his foot like lumps of coal and he dares me to touch one. I am eleven. Grandmother slaps away my outstretched hand and […]

The Concept of Beauty in Gail Levine’s Fairest by Abigail Merrit

The Concept of Beauty in Gail Levine’s Fairest by Abigail Merrit

No fairytale princess is as memorable as beautiful Snow White. Gail Carson Levine, however, does not portray blood-red lips and pale white skin as beautiful as the tales would let you believe.  No, in her novel Fairest, Levine casts her Snow White figure, Maid Aza, […]

Black Coffee and Action Figures: A Profile of Nick Kaminsky by Haley Sisson

Black Coffee and Action Figures: A Profile of Nick Kaminsky by Haley Sisson

All I knew about Nick Kaminsky before I met him was that he was a history professor and author, so I imagined him as an older man with grey hair, glasses, wider build and a low voice, a very stale personality and quite possibly a […]

Oklahoma! a reflection by Emeline Ring

Oklahoma! a reflection by Emeline Ring

Unlike many students involved in plays and musicals, I began Oklahoma! as a complete theater novice. While others were brimming with excitement to audition for their desired parts, I was content to test out the waters of musical theater. Due to my friends’ enthusiasm for […]

One Professor’s Story of Publishing in Academia By Dr. Robert Hanna

One Professor’s Story of Publishing in Academia By Dr. Robert Hanna

When I was asked by The Well to reflect on my experiences as a published author, the timing of the request was quite interesting.  The immediately preceding e-mail letter in my in-box was an editor’s acceptance letter and contract for a two-part article that I […]

An Evening with Candace Black by Leah Zacate

An Evening with Candace Black by Leah Zacate

Candace Black entered, relishing the opportunity to encourage others to write. She faced a room of eager students at Bethany Lutheran College on a Tuesday night. Wearing a sea blue shirt and dangling necklace, Candace discussed how her life experience has molded her most recent […]