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Implant saga

Back in the chair

Subscriber onlyI'm fully reclined in the leather chair again, staring into the light above as Dr. Derrick Johnson, the nationally regarded specialist in implanting lost teeth, prepares to continue the rebuilding process. Continue reading...

Minneapolis shooting

Why’d it happen?

Subscriber onlyEvents in states far removed from our own sometimes seem to beg for comment purely for the satisfaction of knowing I've put my opinion on public record. Continue reading...

MIKE MASTERSON: Shopping malls

We hardly knew ye

Subscriber onlyNot long ago I wrote about the demise of former mainstay retailers in the lives of us raised in the 1950s and '60s. Woolworth's, Ben Franklin, Montgomery Ward all were parts of our day-to-day lives. Continue reading...

Undisputed jewel

Buffalo's worth

Subscriber onlyMy affection and concern for the welfare of our Buffalo National River, the first so designated in the country back in 1972, is redundantly apparent to readers. Continue reading...

MASTERSON ONLINE: Disproportionate voice

Subscriber onlyIt’s remarkable how a terminally diseased 11-month-old child in England, his life hardly begun, can scream to the world in such a disproportionate voice about an immoral flaw in single-payer medicine. Continue reading...

MIKE MASTERSON: U.S. voting probe

We’re in*

Subscriber onlyHaving some relevant information is better than none when it comes to detecting the scourge of voter fraud on a national scale, which makes me wonder why every state wouldn't be eager to know if theirs might be infected. Continue reading...

A new chapter

Eureka’s Sandman

Subscriber onlySilica-and-glass artist and outdoor adventurist Randy Woodward of Eureka Springs has big dreams for himself nowadays. He's rather enjoying his new nickname as "Sandman" around this Ozarks arts community. Continue reading...

MASTERSON ONLINE: Public weary of probes

Subscriber onlyCount me among those who, after witnessing the election meltdown in which most national pollsters wrongly predicted Hillary Clinton would become the 45th president, lost faith from the exposed political bias of most national polling. Nothing else for me explains such gross errors. Continue reading...

MIKE MASTERSON: Crushing commandments

Thou shalt not

Subscriber onlyThat someone would demolish the 6-foot-tall Ten Commandments monument installed on our state Capitol grounds within a day of its unveiling says something deeply unsettling to me about society on the day we celebrate our independence. Continue reading...

Forsaken friends

Brands of the past

Subscriber onlyLike me, many readers grew up with familiar business brands that ranged from F.W. Woolworth's to Lion Oil service stations and, more recently, the defunct Blockbuster Video. I enjoyed spending flirty, carefree evenings with teenage friends at the long-gone Fisher's Hi-Boy in Harrison. Continue reading...

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