Every Day Life

I think I’ve got it

I think I’ve got it

Warmer temperatures and clear skies always prompt a more adventurous spirit in most folks. One fine Saturday afternoon in May, my friend Crissy called me and asked if I wanted to go with her to test drive a car she was thinking about buying. I happily agreed. Along the way to the dealership she told […]

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Backyard Living

My global gardening community

My global gardening community

The notification caught my eye. You have a new follower. I clicked over to my Instagram feed – the account I had created specifically for gardening. I hoped to connect with other gardeners and inspire beginning gardeners with my experiences. I peeked at my new follower’s Instagram profile. She’s from Russia? My own gardening journey […]

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Outdoors

Slow indeed

Slow indeed

Water and air were indistinguishable in the 90 percent humidity. Gills or lungs, it seemed like either could work on this side of the lake’s surface as I stepped into the canoe and paddled across the small channel. I had beat the local bass fishing crowd but just barely. Headlights drew down on my quiet […]

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Community Commerce

Russellville Lawn & Landscaping

Russellville Lawn & Landscaping

Springtime: the time of year when lawnmowers are awakened and the low drone cuts through the pollen-filled air. This is a busy time of year for lawn care businesses such as Russellville Lawn and Landscape. Being in business for 15 years, Russellville Lawn and Landscape not only produces quality work, but also cultivates personal relationships […]

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Valley Vittles

Gotta have a Whatta

Gotta have a Whatta

Across the state, Feltner’s Whatta-Burger needs no introduction. No preamble is necessary. If you’ve eaten a Whatta-Burger loaded down with all the extras and a side of onion rings or fries, you know there is nothing comparable. If you’ve never had one, there is no analogy. It tastes nothing like McDonalds or Burger King. It’s […]

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On a Personal Note

The Best Gift

The Best Gift

May, the season for graduations: a time for ceremonious goodbyes and nerve-racking beginnings. Whether you are a graduating high school senior or a college graduate, I understand your apprehension and excitement of being on the brink of starting anew. I first graduated from Arkansas Tech in 2015 with a journalism degree and now two years […]

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Other Recent Posts

Silent Wing

Silent Wing

Midnight death on silent wing, Melding of shadow and Moonlight beam. Sentinel wrapped in wilderness old, beautiful savage of Mysteries untold. Saffron globes with obsidian holes, Probing for flesh Far down below. Inquiring voice singed with lonesome tone, Whispers terror to whiskered ones Clear to the bone. But the questions you ask eternal and now, […]

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Rust

Rust

When Eric Edens’ 1940 Plymouth springs to life you hear it. With the flip of a switch and a puff of smoke, the big block 413 engine roars to life through a set of cut-off headers. The sound is both deafening and awe inspiring. To some folks, a car is an appliance. It gets you […]

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Sweet Pastels

Sweet Pastels

Pastel sweetness has been a hallmark of Easter since the 1800s when egg-shaped sugar pastries starting popping up in German immigrant bakeries. The pastries celebrated the return of “der Osterhase” or “ the Easter hare,” which soon became everyone’s favorite bunny… before Bugs of course. Since those first egg-shaped pastries, the spring saccharine scene has […]

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