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The Not So Secret Garden

When I was a little girl, I dreamed of a secret garden. I loved the classic children’s novel by the same name. I remember…

Getting Bookish

In the summer of 2017, Sara Bruns Putman recommended a book to her friend, Jennifer Batchelor Battles. This was not an uncommon occurrence, since…

Chickie Needs a Coop

For years, Terri Burton, whose nickname is Chickie, raised flocks of free-range chickens, letting them have the run of her twenty-six-acre property in the…

The Fingers of Giants

Family gatherings have always been an important part of my family’s tradition. I live far enough away that I don’t get to see them…

All Roads Lead to Greenwood

When I was told that Greenwood, Arkansas, has a growing food truck presence, I decided to investigate. I drove there on a stifling day…

Hoop Dreams

The coolness of the gym is a nice respite from the Pine Bluff afternoon heat, but the sweat still flows out on the court…

People Watcher

I am an observer. A people-watcher. My walk through this broken world is dotted and flourished with a great appreciation for humanity and for…

Redefined

When I look back over my thirty-two years and attempt to sequence them, there are a couple of great divides. Befores and afters. The…

How to Make a Dream Come True

The early part of April 2017 found longtime musician Larry Bedell conspiring with James “JT” Thomas, who at that time was the executive chef…