She was obsessed with repairing the Alabama home where she grew up. But some things just can’t be fixed.
Marianne Leek went to interview 87-year-old David Burch in North Carolina. She thought it would last an hour. But it lasted all day. And she learned a lot of lessons about hope.
By Marianne Leek /
Beloved newswoman Kay Powell tells us how her mama’s pimento cheese wound up being the subject of a sociology class in Colorado. (Recipe included.)
By Kay Powell with illustration by Stacy Reece /
Compelled by a family tragedy, Frankie Roberts started LINC to provide hope, skills and community for men and women coming out of prison and addiction.
By Michael Venutolo-Mantovani with photographs by Brian Hueske /
The Appalachian mountains are full of women who “become everybody’s mother.” This poem from Marianne Leek pays Christmas homage to one of them.