The Lazy Farm Girl

I feel the need to disclose a nasty truth about myself. It’s not a skeleton rattling in the closet or a deep and dark…


Christmas Present Christmas Past

There is a particular feeling that inhabits my heart this time of year. I anticipate it from the very first cool morning in September….


A Predator in the Night

Although my family says that I have a tendency to exaggerate things a tad, it would not be an exaggeration for me to say…


The Art of Food And David Sun

Yu “David” Sun radiates happiness, his face glowing in the light that streams through the windows of Smile Bull, the Asian cuisine and sushi…


Finding Beauty in the Imperfect

Dumpster diving and traveling to yard sales and auctions may not be the most glamorous way to get through college while raising a daughter,…


The Winning Season

Team members: co-captain Lucy Coleman, co-captain Kim Simon, Jennifer Bailey, Michelle Butler, Leslie Cramer, Barbara Cross, Christine Curran, Heidi Dougherty, Regina Koonce, Tami Martin,…


Remembering Patricia Brown-Crowe

On November 18, shortly after Patricia Brown-Crowe’s passing, one of her dearest friends said that she’d probably already secured the job as greeter in…


Home Less

I was scrolling through Instagram while I waited for my next class at UAFS when I saw a picture of three girls in cut-off…


A British Chef in Oklahoma

Just across the Arkansas border in Fort Smith sits Pocola, Oklahoma, a small town of approximately 4,000. In that small town is the Choctaw…


November Mornings

November mornings all start the same. The alarm screams at 5:45 in the morning. Slippers and a sweater lie next to my bed to…