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Updated Apr 30, 2015 at 11:43 AM

No one was saying a word. The only sounds coming from the hospital room were coming from an IV hooked to the arm of my best friend. There was never a day in my life that Van Pemberton Harrington had not been a part of it, one way or the other.

Updated Apr 23, 2015 at 11:48 AM

Seven and eight-year-olds probably should be naive when it comes to health issues. It is God's way of protecting them from the harsh realities of disease and death that most frequently come much later in adulthood. After all, almost everything in a...

Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 2:51 PM

God recently plucked a flower from this earthly bush and planted her in His heavenly garden. On Friday, April 10, 2015 Lauren Hill died as she had lived, inspiring others to live their life to the fullest.

Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 2:47 PM

Ready for vindication the girl sharply turned to the counselor for reassurance. Without hesitation, she exclaimed, “You said he was a bastard; tell her! Let her know I'm not making this up!” Sitting in the presence of the criminal, the...

Updated Apr 9, 2015 at 12:08 PM

By age 12 she had been tormented in ways most can't imagine. Tragedy overshadowed any accomplishments of learning, prospering, or feeling self-worth. She shutdown emotionally, stopped trying to learn, and abandoned all social skills. Desperation led...

Updated Apr 9, 2015 at 12:03 PM

When I sit down and try to write about days gone by, I wish I had kept a journal or a log of all the events that helped shape my life growing up in a small Arkansas Delta community. And only if Mom had hung onto my comic books and precious baseball...

Updated Apr 2, 2015 at 2:50 PM

Thirty-three years ago, it was a bright spring day outside the schoolhouse. A classroom full of third-graders sat impatiently in their seats waiting for the bell to ring and the teacher to dismiss them. They had their minds on things that eight-year...

Updated Apr 2, 2015 at 2:45 PM

Watching TV news reports and reading AP stories, I find myself getting the impression that the only thing of importance to higher ups in education is making sure little Johnny or Mary can score high enough on a national standardized test so that...

Updated Mar 26, 2015 at 12:32 PM

Driving a car is a difficult task. One that takes the operator's full attention at all times when he or she is on the roadway.

Updated Mar 19, 2015 at 12:25 PM

Way back on Aug. 1, 1966, Charles Joseph Whitman, a University of Texas student and former U.S. Marine climbed the tower at the center of the campus and during the course of less than an hour and half, killed 16 people and wounded 32 others. Less...

Updated Mar 12, 2015 at 3:39 PM

Just recently I began work on a novel. To say the least I have found the experience unique, if not life changing in some respects. Through the creation process of birthing characters and developing a storyline, I have found that just like life...

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