Author: Bill Glose

10 Locals with Fascinating Collections

We all know someone who collects something. Maybe you’re that person. It starts innocently enough—a couple ornate teacups here; several vintage cameras there. Soon enough, friends start to hear about the collection and want to contribute. And yes, sometimes it…

The Biographical Poet: Henry Hart

Cast your eyes about Henry Hart’s office in William & Mary’s Tucker Hall, and everything you see screams English professor. Stacks of papers awaiting grading. Wall-to-wall bookshelves crammed full of dense texts. And the professor himself, thin, bespectacled, with a…

The Performance Poet: Nathan Richardson

Nathan Richardson strides up to the microphone at the Hampton Performing & Creative Arts Center with the confidence of a king. Unlike everyone else at today’s open mic, he carries no papers to read from. He is a “spoken word”…

The Spiritual Poet: Luisa Igloria

Framed by a nimbus of light filtered through the curtained window, Luisa Igloria relaxes in her Norfolk home on the living room sofa. She is the author of 13 books of poetry and one chapbook, but none are exhibited here.…

The Open Mic Poet: Ann Shalaski

It’s the second Tuesday of the month at Aromas Café in Newport News. Outside the storefront’s wraparound window, the sun has just set over the City Center fountain, limning the “LOVE NN” sign with the day’s last light. Inside the…

The Cancer Diaries

Meet three Coastal Virginia residents who are cancer survivors and read their stories of hope, help and inspiration.

Leading Ladies

Name: Mary Bunting Occupation: Manager, City of Hampton What makes her inspirational: In a way, Mary Bunting was born into public service. Her mother served for years as the city manager of Roanoke, setting a fine example for Bunting to…

The Rise of Bria Kelly

BRIA KELLY had prepared for this moment, but she was only 17 and scared to death. In a few minutes, she would step onto stage to sing 90 seconds worth of music to four titans of the music industry—Usher, the…

Time To Talk

As we grow older, we become less capable. As an abstract concept, we all recognize this as a fact of life. But when applied to ourselves and our parents, the concept is too scary to contemplate. By recognizing that they…

Caring For The Caregivers

Linda Walsh of Poquoson was once a highly successful real estate agent, but all that changed when her father died. Her mother had both multiple sclerosis and a brain disease with symptoms similar to Alzheimer’s, requiring around-the-clock care and attention.…

Leading Ladies

The hardest part of putting together the following list of Leading Ladies for our Women’s Issue was narrowing the group to just 10 honorees. The great number of deserving and wonderful women we considered is a testament to the fact that we…

Dealing With Dementia

Among the aging population there is one thing that scares people more than cancer or even death itself—dementia. Although there are many types of dementia, 60-to-80 percent of all cases are Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that more than…