That Saturday morning what me and my camera wanted to get was a couple of fine shots of gravestones adorned in the long, early morning shadows. I headed out to the Doon cemetery, where the stones hug a rolling hill above the Rock River, a setting that offers a cemetery more wordless gravitas than graveyards ordinarily have.

Ode Storytelling

Journalist Ally Karsyn founded Ode, a live storytelling series. Compelled by her love of telling stories and a transformative experience at a live storytelling event some 4 years ago, Ally has taken up the seemingly unfathomable burden of producing, managing, and, well, everything that comes with running such a project. This is testament to her love, and it is our good fortune.