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All God’s Creatures

Leaves are whipping across the street just outside Bill Rebsamen’s Fort Smith, Arkansas home. In the days to come a foot of snow will…

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Letters Home

In 1944, when the world was at war, the draft found Austin “Skinny” Bell Swearingen. At eighteen, he’d seen little outside of Cecil, Arkansas,…

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Two Artists in a Tiny House

In a house that’s only 700 square feet, in a town that’s yet to surpass the 400 mark in population, two artists with big…

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The Heart of Christmas

Bing Crosby’s playing in the background, and the talk in the common room at this long-term care facility is about what the holidays used…

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Yoga with Terri and Miles

“OK, Miles, let’s start.” Terri Hargrove sits down on a thin blue foam mat and folds her legs into a classic yoga pose. Next…

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What Babe Built

The Razorbacks are playing today and all of Fayetteville, Arkansas is dressed in red. At the Farmers’ Market on the town square, some have…

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The Last Days of Sergeant Grady

The small black-and-white photo of a cross erected in Belgium in the 1940s is what Jim Grady remembers most about his father. The image…