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Commentary: Don't cross that line

Queueing up activates the mom gene

Subscriber onlyI'm certainly not a theological expert (and since when, in the current landscape, does not knowing anything about something mean you can't vigorously express an opinion about it?), but I have come to this conclusion: Hell isn't a place. It's a line on the way to a place. And you have to stand in it. Forever. Continue reading...

Commentary: Those poor alergy sufferers

Scratchy throat, watering eyes traced to other causes

Subscriber onlyWe need to make one thing perfectly clear here. I don't have allergies. Continue reading...

Commentary: Not so mucho DeNiro

A lost chance to be Bobby’s taxi driver

Subscriber onlySo, here was my plan: I was going to volunteer for the Bentonville Film Festival and drive Robert De Niro around. Continue reading...

No-so-good vibrations

Life conspires to create need for smart watch

Subscriber onlyI was waiting for a fight the other night and a watch demonstration broke out. Continue reading...

Commentary: Words of advice for the nongraduate

Words of advice for the nongraduate

Subscriber onlyAs parents, grandparents or anyone who knows one of the aforementioned know, it's graduation season. Right about now, all those people who put the milk in your grocery bag upside down on top of the eggs are about to be released into the world, where, in a few short years, they'll be your primary care physician. Pause and consider that for a moment. Continue reading...

Luke warm on spring

Season failing its reputation in Northwest Arkansas

Subscriber onlyI'm not much of an entrepreneur myself, but those I know contend one of the key components of any successful enterprise is that you should under-promise and over-deliver. Continue reading...

Commentary: Everyone has own version of moral high ground

Everyone has own version of moral high ground

Subscriber onlyI've figured out the secret here. Everyone should act just like me. Except when they shouldn't. Continue reading...

Commentary: Granddaughter revives repeat performances

Granddaughter revives repeat performances

Subscriber onlyOne of the strangest phenomena of childbirth is the tendency of new parents to act as if, and perhaps to even believe, their little one is the first child ever born. Continue reading...

Commentary: Half-marathon a challenge, but it's paid for

Half-marathon a challenge, but it’s paid for

Subscriber onlyRandom thoughts that occurred while slogging through the Bentonville Half-Marathon (because organized thoughts are a little hard to come by at about Mile 9): Continue reading...

Commentary: College tours can be unnerving for rookies

College tours can be unnerving for rookies

Subscriber onlyIf you didn't go to the beach or the slopes this spring break, chances are good you participated in one of the other rites of parenting, namely the college tour. That's the annual schlep to any and every institution of higher learning your offspring is interested in attending. Continue reading...

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