• My multiple personalities

    Just when the reckoning came is still unclear, but at some point I knew: I have multiple personalities. It was pretty much into my adulthood, or better known as four children later, that the reality of that hit home. In hindsight, there were plenty of …

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  • On the edge of our own fiscal cliff

    OK, somebody needs to take away my wallet for the next few weeks, or Gary may be pushing me off our own little fiscal cliff. On Saturday morning, Gary and I took Kaylee to Jonesboro to do a little Christmas shopping (you know, at all …

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  • Republican women: Seen but not chairmen

    I blame feminism for why I feel entitled to equal rights. I have no qualms seeing the toil and struggle of my foremothers allowing me opportunities not available to them. For example, my generation doesn’t have to be married. This is the product of our …

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  • AP News Analysis: School funding issue re-emerges

    The Lake View school funding case is like the ultimate horror movie monster. Try as you might, you just can’t kill it. Twenty years after the first filing in the lawsuit that ultimately transformed the way Arkansas funds its schools — and five years after …

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  • Animosity for J.R. still abounds

    Several months have passed since I began watching the original “Dallas” series from the beginning and my feelings for Mr. J.R. Ewing haven’t changed since I first wrote about visiting SouthFork Ranch and buying the DVD boxed set of the first and second seasons. While …

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  • Lum, Abner ruled radio for 2 decades

    The Lum and Abner radio show was an important part of America’s entertainment scene between 1931 and 1955. During World War II, the Arkansas comedians were heard around the world on the Armed Forces Network. Chet Lauck and Norris Goff were young Mena businessmen who …

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  • Chataunga, now Brock, Mountain

    Chataunga Mountain has been moved about considerably on maps, being placed all the way from 25 miles to 71 miles from its exact location, according to an article, “Chataunga Mountain and the Cherokee Line” by Virginia McAdams in the Independence County Chronicle’s January 1961 edition …

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  • Lessons from my 12-year-old

    My laptop computer has been having some issues for months. It stopped connecting to the Internet, the sound quit working and appeared to be plagued with viruses despite having anti-virus software installed. From time to time I would try to fix it but would eventually …

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  • Angus T. Jones, filth and boundless opportunities

    In case you missed hearing it from CNN, the Washington Post or umpteen other outlets, another “Two And A Half Men” star is making headlines. Angus T. Jones, age 19, who plays the “Half Man” of the title, savages the CBS sitcom in a video …

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  • Black Friday and other misnomers

    My wife, Donna, and I decided to venture out for what everyone calls Black Friday. That is the sadistic shopping day right after Thanksgiving. This was my first exposure to this masochist bargain hunting ritual and I learned firsthand that its name is a bit …

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  • Union vultures on the prowl

    So what do you get when you cross a community organizer-turned-president with union thugs? No one is really sure — yet, but one thing is for sure, Congressional Democrats have every reason to be afraid. President Obama’s BFFs have them in their sights and promise …

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  • Rupert Murdock, the ‘Jewish press’ and a revelation

    News Corp.’s Rupert Murdoch has given proof that big turkeys aren’t only found on Thanksgiving tables. But he raised an issue that compels me to make a major revelation. Murdoch swiped at those supposed media “Jews” not providing the kind of coverage he would have …

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