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jimwarnock

When in Doubt

“When in doubt, take a step.” – Jim Warnock’s mom Jim Warnock has worn down the soles of hiking shoes until they are as…

Jessica

Curious

On the first day of school, I thought we might sleep in. There was no bus to miss and no bell to be late…

IceCream

The Memory of Ice Cream

“My favorite food is ice cream.” That’s one of the first things Ryan Burton says. He is standing near his food truck, Burton’s Comfort…

Stoney

Waitin’ on Women

The last time I was on time for something would’ve been in August of 2011. You may wonder how I remember that month so…

Indie

Sisters of Style

Sisters Constance and Naomi Lee have always been close. When Constance, the older sister by three years, got a job as a waitress at…

PrestonRose

A Rose by Any Other Name

On a day when the sun is ruling the earth, I make my way from Fort Smith to Prestonrose Farm and Brewing Company in…

VBBooks

The Best Chapter Yet

Debbie Foliart sits at a table inside Chapters on Main in Van Buren, Arkansas, and looks out the window that faces the Old Frisco…

Stoney

A House is Not a Home

  Several years ago, April bought me a small sign for my office that said, “Never be so busy making a living, that you…

Beckham

The Battle for Beckham

Natalie has found solace in her family’s struggle, something incredible to consider. “This isn’t the life I had planned for myself or for my…