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Stoney

Buckle Up

My control freakishness has been a relatively good asset to my career. I’ve always been a go-getter that got things done. I’m good at…

Dawson

Mr. Fort Smith

It’s a quarter to noon on a sunny Wednesday in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and Rham (pronounced RAM) Cunningham is walking toward one of the…

TomCochran

Bopeep Shines

For two summers, while Thomas Cochran was on his yearly break from teaching English and creative writing at Fayetteville High, he worked on a…

JessicaSowards

Blended

Summer days start early. Roosters begin to crow at five in the morning, and the toddlers begin their cry of “Breakfast!” soon after. Then…

SavoyTea

Two for Tea – Savoy Tea Co.

“There are like 40,000 to 50,000 coffee shops in the U.S., but only about 3,000 tea shops.” -Bill Beyer There is a certain kind…

Fork&Crust

Pie Girls – Fork & Crust Pie Company

Lori Rae sits inside Fork & Crust Pie Company in Rogers, Arkansas, where the pies smell heavenly. Lori’s curly blonde hair tumbles free from…

SethHaines

What is a Mother?

Seth wrote this essay to promote the book, The Mother Letters: Sharing the Laughter, Joy, Struggles, and Hope, that he co-created with his wife,…

Crusadingcousins

Crusading Cousins

First cousins Jennifer Barker and Brittany Hodak, only ten months apart in age, grew up in Roland, Oklahoma, a border town six miles from…

Jessica

Homegrown

Back in February, when there was still a threat of frost, my eldest son Jackson and I turned the dirt in the raised garden…