“The hardest person to come out to was myself” Siobhan and Erin interview Anne and Mary

Anne and Mary have been married 30 years. Their niece Siobhan and her wife Erin interview them about their journey coming out to themselves and their families and building their lives together.

"After the first year, it got easier to sell." – Bill Thistlethwaite on creating the Meltdown Ice Festival in Richmond, IN

Bill and Alison talk about why the Meltdown Ice Festival is special, what makes it different, and how the visiting carvers embrace this small Midwestern town in the dead of winter.

"We've got to hold ourselves up- we've got to have each other's back" – Mike Gibbs on being a musician and family businessman in Richmond.

Mike and Alison discuss his career in music, his local business ventures, working with family (they work together so well!) and raising a family in Richmond. Music lovers: Hear Mike’s Billboard 100 song “Sarah’s In Love” at the end of...

February 21, 2019
"I feel like…I'm covering the tracks of my ancestors." – Steve tells us how family ties led him to Richmond

Steve talks about his family history, his ties to Richmond and Indiana, and how we views “community” and human relationships. A writer and spiritual truth-seeker, Steve shares his views on life in this two-part interview.

February 21, 2019
"Speak the truth in love is not the worst advice…" – Ben Brazil shares stories of travel, writing, politics and the people of Richmond, IN

If you struggle with the current political climate (especially the public discourse), take a listen to Ben’s interview. Learn about his early life, his path to Richmond, religion, and his career/projects. He also talks about the way he navigates current...

Chief Sylvester “Sly” Miller USN RET.

Chief Miller USN Ret. talks about his pre military service, military service, and his transition to the civilian world after he retired.

Success/Failure Interview 01/27/19

During this interview, my father discussed his perception on “success” and “failure.”

Success & Failure

Bes Dela Cruz gives her input on what success and failure look like to her and how her life experiences have shaped her views.