The Amish settlements in Indiana form a patchwork quilt of differing histories, beliefs, and cultures that are stitched together into a dynamic pattern by common, fundamental beliefs. Since the Amish are well known for making beautiful quilts, Thomas J. Meyers and Steven M. Nolt use this patchwork analogy in their new book quite convincingly. An […]

The tourist brochures at the Indiana Turnpike rest area on Tuesday afternoon seemed to promise smiling Amish kids and scenes of perpetual summer in Shipshewana. Despite the overcast, rainy afternoon in mid-February, perhaps it was worth a look. Patches of old, dirty snow and numerous pieces of trash speckled the countryside along the highway, which […]