Everyone Loves a Ventriloquist

July 28, 2017By Sam Mitchell

The following story was performed live for Stories Under the Stars at Burritt on the Mountain on July 27, 2017. The theme for the evening was “When Disaster Strikes”. All stories were presented by Out Loud HSV.  Imagine, a poorly disguised King Saul seeks anonymous consult with the Witches of Endor about an upcoming battle. … Read More

The Last Cattle Auction

November 4, 2013By Sam Mitchell

“Each year since 2003, during the last two weeks of September, SlowExposures transforms rural Pike County, Georgia, into a showcase of contemporary photography that interprets the American rural South.” – slowexposures.com This year, 66 images out of about 1,000 were chosen to be in SlowExposures. It was my first time entering any photography show. To my surprise … Read More


June 3, 2013By Sam Mitchell

After I moved back to my home town with my wife and new baby, we quickly started getting out in the community. We had to. Even though a slower pace was one of the reasons that we moved here after having lived in Atlanta, we weren’t quite ready for the shift. The place that we … Read More

Two Degrees from Kevin Bacon

May 1, 2013By Sam Mitchell

I actually used to post that I was two degrees from Kevin Bacon on my résumé. During my senior year of college, I was a featured extra in a movie. The movie was Road Trip. I thought stating this on paper would be a good ice breaker for interviews. It was. It wasn’t a good movie, but it was … Read More