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Updated Nov 20, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Well, another Thanksgiving will roll around about six days from now. That means that Christmas is a little over a month away. My, how fast the years roll by. It seems like it was only a few short weeks ago that I sat down at this computer and began reeling off some thoughts for the holiday season. In reality, I guess it actually was.

Updated Nov 20, 2014 at 11:50 AM

With a decision expected to come from Ferguson, Mo. any time now regarding the police shooting of Michael Brown, tensions are flaring up across the nation. As race relations tense up, the Missouri governor has activated the National Guard and police...

Updated Nov 13, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Age wise I am drawing closer and closer to that all too familiar Beatles tune, “When I'm 64”. On Monday I reached the age 62 milestone.

Updated Nov 6, 2014 at 12:00 PM

“Photographs and memories, Christmas cards you sent to me, all that I have are these to remember you, memories that come at night, take me to another time, back to a happier day

Updated Oct 30, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Not so many years ago I recall Joyce and I taking our daughter Christina and one of her friends to the movie, “Twister.” After the flick, we picked up the girls and they began to tell us just how exciting the movie was. At this point, I...

Updated Oct 23, 2014 at 3:39 PM

I read it and I still don't believe it. However, it came from the one media source that I still consider the most reliable and unbiased – The Associated Press.

Updated Oct 16, 2014 at 11:55 AM

It's been 50 years since I was in the 6th grade. I say that because that was probably the best school year I recall as a young boy growing up in the Arkansas Delta.

Updated Oct 9, 2014 at 3:34 PM

If you picked your profession solely for personal gain, then you probably selected it for the entirely wrong reason.

Updated Oct 2, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Just when I think politics can't stoop any lower or get any dirtier, another two years comes around and the politicians roll up their sleeves, put the boxing gloves back on and start fighting again. Of course, in Helena-West Helena and Phillips...

Updated Oct 2, 2014 at 3:08 PM

A news reporter is like a contemporary historian charged with the responsibility of recording events of a community. In my most recent book, Diary of a State: 1860, I republished newspaper accounts from several Arkansas newspapers from 1860 for the...

Updated Sep 25, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Sometimes I get so angry that I cannot speak but rarely do I become so enraged that I can't put my organized thoughts together on paper. That was almost the case this time as I sat down to write my Random Thoughts for the week. Well, I think I am...

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