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BladeRunners

Never Say Never

Battle With the Blades 2016   The surface of the earth covers about 197 million miles. Seventy-one percent of that is water, the other…

JessicaSowards

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Dear Readers,   I’d like to tell you a story.   One gray and overcast day around the first of January, I stood in…

LovingLynda

Loving Lynda

Jim Walters met Lynda Springfield on December 14, 1962, at a Christmas party in Dallas. Jim, a Yankee from Hershey, Pennsylvania, was attending Dallas…

Stoney

The Dirtiest Job of All

I love the show Dirty Jobs. Never mind that I have a minor man crush on Mike Rowe, I think it’s really interesting to see…

FelderRushing

In the Back of Felder’s Ford

When Felder Rushing—horticulturist, humorist, and homespun philosopher—shows up in Fort Smith, Arkansas next month to speak at a free lecture hosted by the River…

Allie

The Littlest Sister

It’s one of those extraordinary winter afternoons in the South, the temperatures soaring past seventy degrees, the wind soft as a kitten. At Creekmore…

WeddingStory

Happiness Is

Claire Humphrey’s first official date with Dalton Person was at her sister’s wedding in 2011. It was a great day, full of promise, and…

MarysSweets

The Insatiable Sweet Tooth

Somebody needs to thank Mary Cervantes’ mama for having a sweet tooth. Because of that, Mary grew up watching her make Russian tea cakes,…

MarkMartin

Life Out of the Fast Line

Former NASCAR driver Mark Martin, the fifty-seven-year-old from Batesville, Arkansas, and father of five, enjoyed a phenomenal career that saw him compete at his…